Aaron Schock Petitions Supreme Court For Review

The Peoria Journal-Star reports:

Attorneys for former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock plan on asking the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene in the former congressman’s ongoing public corruption case.

In a motion filed Monday afternoon, Schock’s attorneys asked the Urbana-based U.S. District Judge Colin Bruce to continue a stay in the case while they file the paperwork asking the high court to review portions of the case. If the Supreme Court agrees to hear the case, then the proceedings in Illinois — including setting a trial date — would be on hold until the justices rule on the matter.

At issue is a motion by Schock’s lawyers to have the charges against the Peoria Republican tossed out. In late May, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago, which oversees federal courts in Illinois, denied Schock’s motion to dismiss the charges, in part saying they lack jurisdiction.