A federal judge won't postpone an Illinois lawmaker's bribery trial so he can finish out the legislative session in Springfield.
Rep. Derrick Smith is a Chicago Democrat who's charged with accepting a $7,000 bribe. He is scheduled to go to trial May 28, but the legislature isn't scheduled to adjourn until May 31.
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U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman says Wednesday that says Smith's defense knew for months about the legislative session -- and only objected now.
Smith had hoped to postpone the trial until June 2, arguing there were "significant" pieces of legislation to be voted on between May 28 and 31.