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Blago's Law License Suspended



    The Illinois Supreme Court Wednesday made it official: Rod Blagojevich can no longer practice law in Illinois.

    The determination of the former governor’s legal fate came in a one-line order from the court.

    “Respondent is suspended from the practice of law effective immediately and until further order of Court.”

    The Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission asked the Illinois Supreme Court in late-August for an interim suspension of Blagojevich's license "due to the egregious breadth of respondent’s conduct while governor."

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    Blagojevich awaits a new sentencing date after the original Oct. 6 date was delayed by Judge James Zagel for a trial conflict.

    The former governor was convicted in June on 17 of 20 corruption counts in his second trial.

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