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Louis 'Lou' Lang - General Interest -Statecraft
In December 2008 Governor Rod Blagojevich was arrested on corruption and extortion charges. Shortly afterward, in January of 2009, the Illinois House of Representatives impeached the Governor. Representative Lou Lang, a legislator since 1987 and an Assistant Majority Leader for the Democrats at that time, recounts the impeachment process, detailing the thoughts of the major players involved. The proceedings focused on conducting a fair and unbiased hearing to serve as a base for future accounts.