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Lawyers for Rod Blagojevich filed an appeal just before a midnight deadline Monday that challenges the imprisoned former Illinois governor’s corruption conviction and 14-year prison term, including on grounds the trial judge allegedly committed a litany of errors.
With former Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson far behind in the latest polls in her efforts to unseat Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., Halvorson is asking for some help in bringing down Jackson.
Robert Blagojevich, former Gov Rod Blagojevich’s brother, says he wants to testify before a Congressional ethics committee that is investigating U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.
The federal judge in the Rod Blagojevich trial has accused defense attorneys of trying to put the prosecution on trial.
U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who has largely avoided the public eye of late, said in a rare interview Saturday that he is a public servant, not a perfect one, and didn’t rule out a future run at higher office.