More about the soon-to-be-published book by former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, mentioned in this previous LISNews story. The book is to be published by Phoenix Publishing.
Publishers Weekly reported that a "Son of Sam" type of legislation is being considered by the Illinois State Legislature; the bill would require “any elected official who is convicted of a felony or of a misdemeanor involving a violation of his or her official oath of office to forfeit any monetary rights derived from any media depiction or detailing of the crime for which the person was convicted as a term of their sentence. The forfeiture lasts during the term of the sentence and any period of probation, parole or supervised release.”
The bill has the support of the full legislature, but opposition from First Amendment groups, led by the Motion Picture Association of America, is growing.