It’s the long-shot of long-shots, but former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Blagojevich was sentenced to 14 years on 19 corruption convictions, although an appellate court this summer overturned five of those and ordered him resentenced. Among the convictions: scheming to sell or trade President Barack Obama’s former U.S. Senate seat.
His attorneys asked if resentencing could be delayed while they appealed to the Supreme Court; that was denied.
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The Supreme Court hears roughly 80 cases a year out of more than 10,000 requests – it’s unclear if Blagojevich’s case rises to that level, but it could be argued this case raises questions about where to draw the line between legal and illegal trading of political favors.