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  •  There is a legit use of the word taint in this (0+ / 0-)

    affair.  And that is the posissiiblity that Blagojevich appointed an established and well liked African American politician of a certain generation with the objective of tainting a future jury pool that will likely contain at least one elderly African American person who may think kindly of the governor because of his appointment.  Then again clearing out death row didn't help George Ryan with his jury (but it's ok to get rid of people who oppose the death penalty off a jury; it isn't ok under law to knock all African Americans.)

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