Supreme Court rejects Conrad Black's petition for release (hip hurray)

Conrad Black, whose shadow darkened the Chicago Sun-Times with his theft and draining of every

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Conrad Black

needed resource to turn a quality newspaper, will stay in the slammer.

An Associated Press story reports today that Justice John Paul Stevens has turned down  Black's request to be freed from a
Florida prison while he appeals his fraud conviction to the high court.

This is good news to all of us who suffered under his "proprietorship," and would keep him in the federal pen for more than the six years he got for gutting a valuable community institution.

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