In the wake of former Illinois Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s conviction on 17 of 20 federal corruption counts, there is speculation that Illinois Democratic Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. could once again come under scrutiny for his involvement in a portion of the charges.

Jackson, it was alleged, attempted to buy President Barack Obama’s former Senate seat, by telling one of his campaign donors to give Blagojevich money.

On November 15th the Committee on Standards of Office Conduct announced that it had agreed to the Justice Department’s request that they continue to defer taking action against Jackson Jr.