Rod Blagojevich SCOTUS appeal, US Supreme Court petition for a writ of certiorari, Attorney Len Goodman

Rod Blagojevich SCOTUS appeal, US Supreme Court petition for a writ of certiorari, Attorney Len Goodman

Why did Patrick Fitzgerald and the US Justice Department wait until December 2008 to arrest Rod Blagojevich?”…Citizen Wells

“I believe I’m more pristine on Rezko than him.”…Rod Blagojevich

“Regardless of how this plays out, it benefits Obama. If there is no appeal or the appeal is denied, Blagojevich will be sequestered. If the appeal proceeds, it could drag out beyond impacting the 2012 election cycle. The intent is obvious.”…Citizen Wells, July 19, 2011

 

 

From the Associated Press.

 

“Imprisoned ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to hear an appeal of his corruption convictions that included his attempt to sell an appointment to President Barack Obama’s old Senate seat.

The court is more likely to accept cases that raise weighty and divisive legal issues, and the 83-page filing stated one such issue is questions of where the line is between the legal and illegal trading of political favors. It asks the court to clarify “what is the standard for distinguishing lawful attempts to obtain campaign contributions from criminal violations.”

The Supreme Court hears only around 80 cases a year, out of more than 10,000 requests. A decision on whether it will take on Blagojevich’s case should be made within the next few months. Blagojevich is serving a 14-year prison sentence in Colorado. A lower court tossed five of his 18 convictions in July, and he’s now asking the Supreme Court to toss the rest. An appeal to the high court is a last slim hope for Blagojevich.

One of his defense attorneys, Leonard Goodman, said earlier this year that the Supreme Court might agree to look at an issue that caused disagreement at the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals: That in each case of alleged corruption, Blagojevich was participating in legal, run-of-the-mill politicking.

Allowing all the convictions to stand, Goodman said, “puts every public official who must raise campaign funds to stay in office and to be effective at the mercy of an ambitious or politically motivated federal prosecutor.”

A focus of the July ruling by the 7th Circuit striking five of Blagojevich’s conviction was the question of when an official crosses the line into illegal political wheeling and dealing.”

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19 responses to “Rod Blagojevich SCOTUS appeal, US Supreme Court petition for a writ of certiorari, Attorney Len Goodman

  1. “There is enough corruption in Illinois so that all it takes is someone who is serious about finding it to uncover it. If a U.S. attorney is not finding corruption in Illinois, they’re not seriously looking for it.”…Northwestern Law Professor James Lindgren

  2. CW………
    …………corruption is a weed like crime. It didn’t used to pay, but now our entire government is corrupt, and the politicians are stuffing their pockets with every dollar they can GRAB, steal, beg, or borrow. Millions, and perhaps billions are disappearing nearly everyday. The federal government will soon be totally broke, at which point our monetary system will collapse. When this happens the paper dollar will be worthless. A million dollars will be worthless paper.

  3. ……….all because the so called American politicians have LOST THEIR MINDS…………WHAT IS NOW GOING ON IS A WACKY HOUSE CHOREOGRAPHY DESIGNED to make the public believe that everything is financially hunky dori……..and Mzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.Yellen backs up the wacky house BULLSHI#, while Soetoro steals billions from Medicare, and hands it out like candy to our sworn enemies.

  4. …….in addition most of the politicians in government today are LIARS, and/or word twisters, or BOTH………that is what is taught at the colleges and called LIBERAL ARTS.(HOW TO LIE BELIEVABLY)

  5. bye bye………have a great day tomorrow!……..REPENT, and PRAY!

  6. AND NOW………
    ……….there are signs that the world powers will unite to fight ISIS, the question is WHO WILL BE THE SUPREME COMMANDER? It is clear that America no longer has any equals to DWIGHT DAVID EISENHOWER. NOR DOES ENGLAND , OR FRANCE. I think that China will eventually become involved as well, and in all probability they will INSIST on taking command of the WORLD FORCE. AMERICA’S leader is incapable of anything except BACK DOOR BINGO………America has finally shown the world just how IMMORAL, and COWARDLY our so called leaders have become. Our leaders wade in their own pools of FILTH, HOMOSEXUALITY,AND COWARDICE, AND OUR GRAND CAPITAL HAS BECOME A WORLD LEVEL JOKE, WHICH ISIS HAS VOWED TO ATTACK. I suspect that there might even be American support for an ISIS attack upon Washington DC………certainly the elected leader with the help of his filthy supporters have turned our once proud capital into a Chicago style criminal venture, wherein all of the BASTARDS hide, and do their deviate sexual pleasures……..instead of leading America.

  7. NEXT WEEK……
    ……..President Hollande of France is going to visit the WACKY HOUSE. He allegedly hopes to inspire Soetoro to turn up the American heat on ISIS, but as it stands now such an increase in action against ISIS is very unlikely. None of our upper echelon military leaders,or the ALLEGED CINC seem to have the GONADS to undertake such an increase………….all they are experienced at is TELLING EVERYBODY WHAT BADA$$ES they think they are, which has become clear …….is ONLY voluminous BULLSHI#, simply because………..THEY ARE IN BED WITH ISIS, WHOSE LEADER LIVES AT 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

  8. For almost eighty years, I have been driven by a short poem that seems to wrap this whole thing called life into a tight little ball….I have tried hard to live my life by the words this poem….within it lies the salvation that we as mortals seek:

    “For when the One Great Scorer
    comes to mark against your name,
    He writes–not that you won or lost–
    but how you played the game.”

    To that I might add;
    “Defend your Faith; Defend your Country; and Defend your Family”…then all will be well with the Lord “.

    For the day is coming when you will either Defend the things you love and charish, or you will “Submit” to a false cruel god…..the choice will be yours.

    Choose wisely.

  9. Mr. Hollande………
    …………coming to the White House in an attempt to secure an increase in our participation against ISIS.This will be a total waste of time and resources. You will be talking to the CREATOR OF ISIS who is hell bent on destroying both America, and France so that the Islamic caliphate can eventually rule your country, and America. About 1400 years ago they had their heads beat in, and were relegated to their little sandpiles, in the desert. Now thanks to our TWISTED leadership they are back,,,,,,,,,IN FORCE! It is now time to prepare another CRUSADES comprising a 50,000,000 man Army which will travel from country to country, and send all of the ISLAMIC LUNATIC GOATHERDERS back once again to the 4th century, and in so doing will LOCK the door against their return. How you do that is OBVIOUS. I would suggest sir that you get your guillotines ready for a lot of action. DO ONTO ISIS AS THEY HAVE DONE UPON INNOCENT BY STANDERS.

  10. God Bless Trey Gowdy……

    he seem to be the only politician with a brain in Washington D.C.

  11. Defend you Faith……Defend your Country….or soon

    you won’t have a Family to Defend….

    This video is all about those “peaceful ‘Moderate Muslims” who only want to live in peace and harmony with the rest of the world…at least that’s what they openly preach to us (the infidel), but this video tell the true story of their intent and what they believe.

    It is not pretty, it is not nice, and it is not a religion…”it is war”…a war against humanity.

  12. This random act of kindness brought a tear from this Old Warhorse (me)…..

    I will leave it it that.

  13. Out of the mouth of babes…COMES THE WISDOM OF THE WORLD.!!!

    This is the most powerful speech I have ever heard against ISIL/ISIS…at the end, she ask, “Do you think I’m being too vague”?

    No my dear, I think you have covered all the bases very well, and you have said what all red-blooded Americans are now thinking….God Bless You !

  14. Dear ISIS…..You ask for it…you got it….compliments of Mr. Putin.

    Hell-fire and Brimstone

  15. Gene, my husband of 41 years was in Nam and agent orange affected many areas healthwise.

    Now, true story.
    I was alerted about 3 years ago by email(can’t remember the details) of a man serving the vets in Arizona. He was asking for any boots, blankets, tents, cookware, cold-weather clothing, etc. for it was getting cold in the mountain areas, and he was trying to get a camp for homeless veterans set up. (yes, I learned there are cold areas in Az.)
    I donated and sent the information– the name, address of this brave angel– to all my contacts implying any help would be such a grand gesture for our lost heros.

    Guess what???? I only had at that time(have totally deleted all but 2) about 15 contacts…………….and I didn’t here from even ONE that they helped this angel out by sending supplies or money.
    Do I believe they helped?? NO!!! But, I bet they all had a happy Halloween, a happy Thanksgiving, and happy Christmas and spent money on useless China crap rather than help one of their own. Will they answer to Him??
    Of course.

    Was I hoodwinked?? NOpe–that week, I received a letter of thanks and informed I could use that donation for tax purposes if I needed the documentation–just let her know.

  16. “The President says we are scared of widows and orphans.”

    With no respect intended—for he deserves none—all pictures have revealed so far are 18-35 year old men, not one female widow or orphan.

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