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Blago’s lawyers say U.S. Supreme Court ruling could help his appeal

FILE - In this March 15 2012 file phoformer Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich waves as he departs his Chicago home

FILE - In this March 15, 2012 file photo, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich waves as he departs his Chicago home for Littleton, Colo., to begin his 14-year prison sentence on corruption charges. Blagojevich's lawyers submitted an additional argument on why an appeals court in Chicago should overturn the imprisoned former governor's convictions Wednesday July, 16, 2014 in Chicago. The two-page filing with the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals refers to an April Supreme Court decision striking down laws that restrict aggregate limits on campaign contributions. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File) ORG XMIT: CX104

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A recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court supports Rod Blagojevich’s claim that he committed no crime and should be freed from federal prison, the disgraced former governor’s lawyers argue in new court filing.

Attorney Leonard Goodman — who is representing Blagojevich in his case before the 7th Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals — believes the wording of the Supreme Court’s decision in April to strike down political campaign donation limits bolsters Blagojevich’s appeal.


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