Should Blago keep law license? Even he can’t come up with reason why
October 20, 2011 5:28PM
U.S. Rep. Danny Davis, D-Ill., wants Congress to give federal inmates a chance to shorten their sentences – and thinks imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich (pictured) who is serving 14 years in prison should qualify. | Sun-Times files
Updated: November 30, 2011 4:24PM
SPRINGFIELD — Convicted ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich did not offer any reason the Illinois Supreme Court shouldn’t yank his law license after twice being convicted of federal corruption charges.
Blagojevich filed his response to the Attorney Registration Disciplinary Commission’s push 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 commission’s 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.
“The bottom line is this: Now the Supreme Court will have before it our petition, his answer, and they will make a decision in due course,” said James Grogan, the commission’s deputy administrator and chief counsel.