Lawsuit filed by disgraced ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who once joked about his legal education, dismissed by one expert as ‘frivolous’
Rod Blagojevich talks to reporters outside the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse in Chicago on Aug. 2, 2021. - Terrence Antonio James/TNS

CHICAGO – Rod Blagojevich used to joke that “he barely knew where the law library was” as he earned his law degree from Pepperdine University amid surfing the Pacific Ocean and mingling with movie stars in Malibu. Judging by the lawsuit the disgraced former Illinois governor filed this week challenging a ban on him running for state and local office, Blagojevich still has a penchant for skipping his legal homework, said experts who dismissed his action as baseless. “This is a frivolous lawsuit,” said Ann Lousin, a professor of constitutional law at the University of Illinois at Chicago law sch...