SCOTUS denies final Blago appeal

By Adam Chappelle, WLS-AM 890 News

(CHICAGO) Rod Blagojevich is officially out of appeals. An appeal that asked the high court to reject Blago’s appeal of his corruption convictions was denied on Monday. The justices denied the appeal without comment.

Back on March 28th, the court initially turned down Blagojevich’s appeal. The former governor challenged an appeals court ruling that said he crossed the line when he tried to sell Barack Obama’s Senate seat.

Blago argued that circumstances in his case changed, because prosecutors declined to retry him on five counts that were tossed out by a federal appeals court.