Stevens denies Blagojevich request for delay

By: AP
By: AP

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court has denied ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's request to delay his corruption trial.

The decision by Justice John Paul Stevens came shortly after the Obama adminstration opposed Blagojevich's request. The trial is now scheduled to begin June 3.

Blagojevich had asked the high court to delay his trial until the justices rule first in pending cases about the constitutionality of the federal honest-services fraud law. Prosecutors have charged Blagojevich with violating the fraud law and other crimes.

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