Court Swiftly Rejects Blagojevich's Latest Appeal Of 14-Year SentenceIn an unusually swift decision, three judges with the 7th Circuit turned down the governor's appeal three days after hearing arguments.
One Man's Mission: Get Obama To Set Blagojevich FreeWith President Barack Obama’s final days in office winding down, one man has been on a mission to see to it former Gov. Rod Blagojevich gets his 14-year prison sentence commuted.
Blagojevich Files New Appeal Of 14-Year Prison SentenceBlagojevich’s legal team faces a particularly steep battle, given that the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has already found that “it is not possible to call 168 months unlawfully high for Blagojevich’s crimes.”
Eileen Quinn, Mother Of Former Gov. Pat Quinn, Dies At 98Eileen Quinn, the mother of former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and a pillar of support for him during bruising campaigns, has died. She was 98.
Appeals Court Won't Delay Blagojevich ResentencingA federal appeals court has declined former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s request to delay his resentencing while he prepares to take his case to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Full Appeals Court Won't Take Up Blagojevich CaseThe full 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's request to rehear the appeal of his corruption convictions.
Blagojevich Asks Full Court To Hear Appeal Of Corruption CaseFormer Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich asked a full federal appellate court in Chicago to rehear his appeal after three judges recently overturned five of his 18 corruption convictions.
Appeals Court Tosses Some Blagojevich Convictions, Vacates Prison SentenceA federal appeals court has thrown out some of the convictions against former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, and tossed out his 14-year prison sentence.
Former Illinois Gov. Dan Walker Dead At 92Former Illinois Gov. Dan Walker, who spent four tumultuous years in the governor's office and nearly 18 painful months as an inmate in federal prison, died Wednesday. He was 92.
Robert Blagojevich 'Was Angry' At Rod During Trial, But Blames Feds For 'Very Stressful' OrdealRobert Blagojevich said he has written to his brother in prison, and even tried to visit the former governor as he serves his 14-year sentence in Colorado, but Rod Blagojevich has refused to see his older brother, or respond to written letters. Though the two remain estranged, Robert said he hopes to reconnect with his brother.
Federal Prosecutors Say Blagojevich Attorneys Misread RulingProsecutors responding to a new argument in Rod Blagojevich's appeal say the former governor's lawyers have misrepresented a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in another case.
Blagojevich Files New Argument In AppealRod Blagojevich's lawyers have submitted an additional argument on why an appeals court in Chicago should overturn the convictions of the imprisoned former governor.
Blagojevich Appeal Hearing Focuses On What's Legal PoliticsBlagojevich's attorneys want the court to toss his corruption convictions or at least agree to slash years off his 14-year prison term, which is one of the longest ever imposed for political corruption in a state where four of the last seven governors have ended up in prison.
Blagojevich Defense Team Files Final Brief On AppealRod Blagojevich's lawyers laid out a final set of arguments in writing before they step before appellate judges next week to argue that the imprisoned ex-governor deserves a new trial.
Prosecutors File Response To Blagojevich AppealProsecutors have responded to Rod Blagojevich's appeal of his corruption conviction, challenging the notion that the behavior that landed the disgraced former Illinois governor behind bars was run-of-the-mill political horse-trading.