WASHINGTON (CBS) — Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich has lost what appears to be his last bid to get his corruption convictions overturned, after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear his case Monday.
The high court did not offer an explanation for its decision, which was simply included on a list of cases it declined to hear, posted Monday on the court’s website.
Defense attorney Sam Adam Jr., who represented Blagojevich at his first trial, but left the defense team before the second trial and subsequent appeals, said the Supreme Court’s decision is not a surprise.
“I’m not surprised, but certainly disappointed. When the untimely and unfortunate death of Supreme Court Justice Scalia came out, I pretty much figured it then. He was the one that we thought very well may force this to go through,” he said.