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Blagojevich ends silence in bid for full 7th Circuit to rehear appeal

Blagojevich ends silence in bid for full 7th Circuit to rehear appeal

Despite his well-chronicled affinity for publicity, Rod Blagojevich has served his time in a Colorado prison for more than three years without so much as a peep. That silence ended Tuesday when 30 minutes after Blagojevich's lawyers filed a long-shot bid asking the full 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear his case, a statement attributed to the former governor was blasted to the news media saying that "what is at stake is nothing less than the rule of the law." "Fundraising is a part of the job of every politician," Blagojevich said in the statement, which was also posted on a Web page of the PR firm dedicated to the former governor's appeal. "The...

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