December 12th, 2008
12:26 PM ET
6 years ago

Illinois attorney general goes to court on governor

Blagojevich was arrested earlier this week.
Blagojevich was arrested earlier this week.

(CNN) - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has filed a motion with the state Supreme Court about Gov. Rod Blagojevich's "inability" to do his job, Madigan spokeswoman Robin Ziegler said Friday.

Madigan had said Thursday that stepping down is the "right thing" for Blagojevich to do.

She added, "If he fails to, the two other options are obviously the Legislature moving forward on impeachment, or I have the opportunity to actually go to our Illinois Supreme Court and ask them to declare basically that our governor is unable to serve," she said.

In that case, Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn would become acting governor, she said.

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soundoff (81 Responses)
  1. Shucks

    By the way CNN I love your photos of the Governor. He looks anywhere from Al Capone to a 16 year old. It's great.

    December 12, 2008 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  2. Reform

    Reform Chicago or Illinois first, and then the nation or the world.

    December 12, 2008 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  3. Matt

    @ anonymous in Big D

    We are waiting to see the tears in yoru eyes when you finally have to admit none of this can be connected to Obama in any way, shape or form. You've got 4 years to learn a new way of living in and perceiving the world and in how you treat your fellow citizens. I suggest you get crackin ' if you people want any chance at all in 2012.

    December 12, 2008 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  4. truth hurts

    it's time for Quinn to step in.

    December 12, 2008 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  5. No incumbents 2010

    Illinois has given us such great people and memories. Looking forward to seeing all of this unfold.

    December 12, 2008 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  6. TyWebb

    Lisa's hot!

    December 12, 2008 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
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