Rod Blagojevich requests additional time for appeal filing

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Sunday, August 23, 2015
(FILE) Rod Blagojevich

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is asking for time to file an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court.

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals refused Blagojevich's request for a full-court re-hearing after a three-judge panel tossed five of his 18 convictions last month.

The Supreme Court is his last shot, but the court only agrees to hear about 80 cases a year.

Blagojevich is serving a 14-year prison term after a conviction on corruption charges.