NBC Chicago: Supreme Court to Decide Whether it Will Hear Blagojevich’s Appeal (In the News)

NBC Chicago: Supreme Court to Decide Whether it Will Hear Blagojevich’s Appeal

The United States Supreme Court will make a decision on Rod Blagojevich’s request that they hear his appeal.

At its weekly conference Friday, the court is expected to discuss whether or not it will take up the former governor’s case as he continues to serve a 14-year term in a Colorado prison.

It remains unclear when exactly the court will announce its decision. It is possible to go through several conferences with the same case.

A group of current and former Illinois lawmakers had earlier asked the court to take up the case, saying that while they take no position on Blagojevich’s guilt or innocence, there is a need to clarify once and for all the vagueries of campaign finance law in the United States…

Two other groups also filed amicus briefs in support of the court taking Blagojevich’s case, the Institute for Free Speech, and the Center on the Administration of Criminal Law.

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