SPRINGFIELD—The Illinois Supreme Court today rejected Atty. Gen. Lisa Madigan’s attempt to have disgraced Gov. Rod Blagojevich declared unable to hold the office of Illinois chief executive, court officials said.
The high court, without comment, denied Madigan’s attempt to file a complaint with justices arguing Blagojevich’s fitness to serve. The court also rejected Madigan’s attempt for a temporary restraining order, aimed at preventing him from using state law to appoint a U.S. Senate replacement for President-elect Barack Obama.
Justices, again without comment, also rejected a private petition seeking to remove Blagojevich from office for disability under the state constitution.
Given the weakness of Madigan’s argument, this is entirely unsurprising.