Alex Degman -- Illinois Radio Network

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich wants a full appellate court to rehear his appeal on corruption convictions.

Blagojevich says he should be held to the same standards as every other politician – he says if asking for campaign contributions is a crime, no one would pass the litmus test. His attorney, Len Goodman, belives Blagojevich was wrongly imprisoned – and this is step one to further challenge that.

“There's two other options left, one is asking the full court to take a look at the case, and that's what we're doing now,” Goodman says. “If that fails, he can ask the U.S. Supreme Court to take a look at the case. If that fails, then yes, he would have his resentencing.”

A three judge panel ordered Blagojevich resentenced after tossing five of his 18 corruption convictions, mainly related to discussions about securing a cabinet position in the Obama administration in exchange for appointing Valerie Jarrett to the president's former U.S. Senate seat.

If the former governor is resentenced, it's unlikely he'll get any time shaved off. Goodman doesn't know when the appeals court will hear the case – he notes it took the three judge panel 19 months to make its last decision.

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