Full court won’t rehear Blagojevich appeal

A full appellate court in Chicago will not rehear the appeal of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s corruption convictions.
    
The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals posted a notice Wednesday indicating there would be no rehearing for the imprisoned Democrat.
    
Blagojevich had hoped the full court might overturn more of his 18 convictions than the five counts a three-judge panel tossed in July.
    
Blagojevich’s only remaining option for more counts to be overturned is an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.
    
The 58-year-old is serving a 14-year prison sentence in a Colorado prison for multiple corruption convictions. They included his attempt to sell or trade an appointment to President Barack Obama’s old U.S. Senate seat.

Related Articles

Ex-Kentucky House speaker running for re-election The former Kentucky House speaker who stepped down after signing a secret sexual harassment settlement is running for re-election.
App could help save you if your stranded in your car It's a scary thought: You or one of your kids stuck on the side of the road during a snow storm. If you have an Android phone, this app may save your ...
Proposal would axe weather monitoring stations in Kentucky A network of 69 weather monitoring stations used to issue warnings for tornados and flash floods across Kentucky would be eliminated under the latest ...
Missouri governor calls for tax cuts, promises details later Republican Gov. Eric Greitens says he wants to lower income taxes for most Missourians and eliminate those taxes for the state's lowest earners.