IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE CENTRAL DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS SPRINGFIELD DIVISION
May 10, 2007
COLLEEN BAGLEY, ET AL., PLAINTIFFS,
ROD BLAGOJEVICH, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Richard Mills, U.S. District Judge
The Court now considers Defendant Governor Rod Blagojevich's objections to United States Magistrate Judge Byron G. Cudmore's March 28, 2007, Opinion (d/e 49)*fn1 . That Opinion allows the Plaintiffs to depose Governor Blagojevich.
Governor Blagojevich alleges that the March 28 Opinion erroneously concluded that the Plaintiffs may depose him. He timely appealed on April 10, 2007.
The Court has reviewed the March 28 Opinion. It has considered the Governor's objections and the Plaintiffs' response thereto. Having done so, the Court finds that the March 28 Opinion correctly states the law and properly concludes that the Plaintiffs may depose the Governor.
ERGO, the Court ADOPTS Judge Cudmore's March 28, 2007, Opinion in its entirety and DENIES the Defendants' Objections to Magistrate Judge's Order Regarding Propriety of Taking the Deposition of the Governor (d/e 52).
IT IS SO ORDERED.
ENTER: May 10, 2007
Richard Mills United States District Judge