Black asks for another appeal

Conrad Black is taking another kick at the judicial can as his lawyers have asked for an en banc hearing, which means all the actively sitting judges on the court take a look at the case.

According to an Associated Press report, such hearings are “frequently requested in big cases but rarely granted.”

Black was convicted on three counts of fraud and one count of obstruction of justice. Last month, he lost an appeal in the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. If the en banc hearing is denied, his lawyers may aim for the U.S. Supreme Court.