The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled that the Illinois secretary of state need not sign Burris' Senate appointment, clearing one hurdle for Burris to be seated. The Senate, however, has its own rules requiring that the secretary of state signature appear on the document.
After initially vowing not to seat a Blagojevich pick, Senate Democrats have signaled their openness to potentially seating the former Illinois attorney general, though they cautioned that a number of steps must be taken first.
Also appearing this Sunday to speak with Face The Nation host and CBS News Chief Washington Correspondent Bob Schieffer are House Minority Leader John Boehner and Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin. Durbin's comments will be closely watched for hints as to where the Democratic Senate leadership now stands on seating Burris.