Prominent Illinois Democrats Ask U.S. Supreme Court To Hear Former Gov. Blagojevich's Appeal
Several prominent Illinois Democrats are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear an appeal from imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. U.S. Congressman Danny Davis is one of 19 people who signed the request for the high court to hear Blagojevich’s appeal. The former governor became politically toxic when he was convicted of corruption in 2011. He has served more than five years of a 14-year prison term. In 2016, the court refused to hear Blagojevich's appeal. His attorney filed another request last month.