Judge Rejects Subpoena of President Obama in Rod Blagojevich Trial

A federal judge in Chicago has refused to issue a subpoena for President Barack Obama to testify at former Illinois Gov.

Rod Blagojevich's political corruption trial.

U.S. District Judge James Zagel ruled Friday that lawyers for Blagojevich had not produced sufficient evidence that Obama would have anything material to say on the witness stand.

A federal judge in Chicago has denied a request from lawyers for ousted former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to subpoena President Obama to testify in Blagojevich's upcoming corruption trial.

"The testimony of the president is not material to this case," U.S. District Judge James Zagel said today in issuing the ruling.