Burris lawyer Wright letter to Madigan says violation of federal law to try to remove him from office.

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WASHINGTON–Embattled Sen. Roland Burris (D-Ill.) through his attorney, Tim Wright, on Friday told Illinois Attorney Gen. Lisa Madigan that her legal brief to cut his appointed term short doesn’t cut it with them.

Two main points from Wright’s letter (see pdf here)

1. Legal–Asserts violation of federal law to have a special election to effectively end his appointment.

2. Political–State can’t afford special election.

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