Roland W. Burris, the would-be junior senator from Illinois, might not be heading to Washington after all, according to The New York Times. Burris was named by the scandal-plagued governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, to replace President-elect Barack Obama in the U.S. Senate. But that might not hold because of the investigation surrounding Blagojevich. The respected politician was turned away by the secretary of state. After the mob scene at the Capitol, Burris and his lawyers are ready to take the matter to court if talks with the Senate leadership are unsuccessful.