Zagel ruled on 20 of the tapes and he approved only two of them.
Via the Chicago Tribune
U.S. District Judge James Zagel at times seemed to search for new ways to call the recordings irrelevant to Blagojevich's corruption trial.As Zagel invents ways to rule against any attempt by Blago to suck Obama, Emanuel, and Jarrett into this scandal, it reminded me of the NFL Referee that invented a new penalty.
"Excluded on the grounds of uselessness," he said of one transcript.
"It's basically professional politician's chatter," he said of another.