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Illinois Supreme Court Suspends Blagojevichs Law License


Convicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich took another hit Wednesday after the Illinois Supreme Court suspended his law license “until further notice.”

The move follows a push by the state Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission to strip the former governor of his license after twice being convicted by federal juries on corruption charges.

The state’s high court announced its decision in a one-sentence statement that said Blagojevich was “suspended from the practice of law effective immediately and until further order of [the] court.”

Earlier this month, Blagojevich filed his response to the commission’s petition to suspend his law license but gave justices no arguments why his license should not be suspended.

Instead, the impeached former chief executive simply responded to the complaint point by point, acknowledging only that he has a law license, was elected and re-elected governor and convicted by two different federal juries.

“I’d say it’s something he expected,” Blagojevich lawyer Sheldon Sorosky told the Chicago Sun-Times.

The decision has no real impact on the former governor because “he really hasn’t been an active member of the bar since he became a congressman so he’s not been active for 15 years,” Sorosky said.

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