Supreme Court won't hear ex-Gov. Blagojevich conviction appeal
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The Supreme Court on Monday declined to review former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's appeal of his conviction on corruption charges. 

The decision was among a slew of cases the court is not reviewing. It usually announces those decisions without a detailed explanation.


The Chicago Tribune reported that the justices deliberated Friday regarding the case, which was Blagojevich's last-ditch effort to overturn his conviction. He's currently serving a 14-year prison sentence.

Blagojevich, 59, was convicted on corruption charges, including an attempt to sell the Senate seat vacated by Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaTrump on his 'chosen one' remark: 'It was sarcasm' Kentucky basketball coach praises Obama after golf round: 'He is a really serious golfer' Biden evokes 1968, asks voters to imagine if Obama had been assassinated MORE after he was elected president in 2008.

Lawyers for Blagojevich argued in an 83-page brief filed in November that the nation's highest court should take up the case and clarify the difference between trading political favors and bribery.

A panel of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last summer threw out five of his 18 convictions. The case went to the Supreme Court after the full appeals court denied his request to rehear his appeal.