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Illinois Supremes Turn Down Madigan Request to Enter Blagojevich Fight

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Illinois Supremes Turn Down Madigan Request to Enter Blagojevich Fight

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The Illinois Supreme Court has refused to hear a challenge to Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s fitness to hold office. A spokesman said Wednesday that the court rejected the challenge without comment. Attorney General Lisa Madigan had argued Blagojevich’s legal and political troubles are keeping him from performing his duties. She had argued they amount to a disability, so Blagojevich should have his authority removed temporarily.

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