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Court denies Burris appeal

Updated: September 29, 2011 12:27AM

Months after Illinois’ new U.S. senator took office, the U.S. Supreme Court said Monday it won’t consider overturning the election of President Barack Obama’s replacement in the U.S. Senate.

The nation’s high court turned away an appeal from former U.S. Sen. Roland Burris, the Illinois Democrat who was appointed to the seat by then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich but did not run for a full term. The justices also refused to hear an appeal from state officials who objected to a court order to hold a special election as well as a regular election for Obama’s old seat

The seat was won by Sen. Mark Kirk. AP

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