A federal appellate court has given prosecutors more time to prepare their brief in former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's appeal of his corruption convictions.
Blagojevich filed the appeal in July, asked the appellate court to toss his convictions or at least reduce his 14-year prison sentence.
Blagojevich was convicted on 18 counts over two trials. Prosecutors say they need more time because of the size of the case file.