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Appellate Court Bounces Rahm [from Chicago mayoral ballot]
NBC Chicago ^ | January 24, 2011 | Ward Room

Posted on 01/24/2011 10:10:19 AM PST by John W

Rahm Emanuel's residency fight just took a turn for the worse.

The Illinois Appellate Court ruled 2-1 to overturn a Chicago Board of Elections decision to allow Rahm Emanuel on the mayoral ballot.

Rahm's Attorney Kevin Forde says "its a surprise."

More to come. Check back for details.


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: chicago; cultureofcorruption; democratscandals; elections; eligibility; emanuel; illinois; mayor; obamascandals; rahmemanuel
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1 posted on 01/24/2011 10:10:20 AM PST by John W
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To: John W

Makes no sense, didn’t they pay off or threaten the right people?


2 posted on 01/24/2011 10:11:36 AM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: John W

Aw, the poor b@st@rd - I wonder how it feels to be Obama’ed?


3 posted on 01/24/2011 10:13:57 AM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier preparing to deploy to Afghanistan)
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To: John W
Time for some naked ballerina locker room threats.

He's dead!

He's dead!

He's dead!

4 posted on 01/24/2011 10:14:05 AM PST by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: John W

HA! HA!


5 posted on 01/24/2011 10:15:15 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: John W

checkmate....big boys are playing the game in this park.


6 posted on 01/24/2011 10:17:17 AM PST by caww
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To: John W

Rahm and his former boss don’t think they should have to follow the same rules as ordinary people.
Birth certificates and residency requirements are for the ordinary people, not the liberal elite.


7 posted on 01/24/2011 10:17:32 AM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Liberalism is against human nature. Practicing liberalism is detrimental to your mental stability.)
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To: A CA Guy

That was my first thought. It’s a surprise because they thought they had all the right palms greased.


8 posted on 01/24/2011 10:17:53 AM PST by GeorgiaDawg32 (A well armed lamb will contest the vote)
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To: Gabrial

9 posted on 01/24/2011 10:18:19 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: John W

Never let a good crisis go to waste...


10 posted on 01/24/2011 10:24:40 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

The Ballerina...great graphic!!!


11 posted on 01/24/2011 10:25:31 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: John W

The five most infamous Rahm Emanuel moments

http://blog.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2008/11/06/the_five_most_infamous_rahm_emanuel_moments


12 posted on 01/24/2011 10:27:55 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: A CA Guy

Pretty funny. It was cut and dried to begin with.


13 posted on 01/24/2011 10:28:36 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: John W

The decision:

http://www.state.il.us/court/Opinions/AppellateCourt/2011/1stDistrict/January/1110033.pdf


14 posted on 01/24/2011 10:29:53 AM PST by antiRepublicrat
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To: antiRepublicrat
The basic upshot is that the appeals court deemed the Board and the Circuit Court to have confused the legal principles of "domicile" and "residence:"

...it is elemental that domicile and residence are not synonymous." Pope v. Board of Election Commissioners, 370 Ill. 196, 202, 18 N.E.2d 214 (1938). As the supreme court further explained in Pope, the legal concept of "residence" requires a permanent abode.

15 posted on 01/24/2011 10:34:44 AM PST by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: A CA Guy

Probably had something to do with the east coast mafia bust. notice how chicago or vegas was spared? thought so...


16 posted on 01/24/2011 10:37:04 AM PST by griswold3 (We defend conservatism by our very way of life.)
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To: John W

The bad news is that he will now move back to Washington...


17 posted on 01/24/2011 10:38:55 AM PST by GraceG
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To: John W

ROFLMAO


18 posted on 01/24/2011 10:39:41 AM PST by jilliane
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To: John W
the prince of sleaze slips in it!!!
19 posted on 01/24/2011 10:41:08 AM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: John W

It’s probably just someone who wasn’t paid off making some noise to get recognized.

I’m no fan of Emanuel - but he was born in Chicago, grew up in Chicago, and he only ever moved away to go to Washington DC to serve Illinois or a sitting President.

It’s a joke to think he’s not eligible to be mayor of Chicago.


20 posted on 01/24/2011 11:00:57 AM PST by swamp40
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To: swamp40
It’s a joke to think he’s not eligible to be mayor of Chicago.
No, it's the law.

It's clear that he relocated to D.C., and that he was not a Chicago resident during the legally required period.

It's very unfortunate for him that Mayor Daley decided to resign now, but that doesn't change the law.

21 posted on 01/24/2011 11:15:39 AM PST by Johnny B.
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To: Johnny B.

Does my heart good to see Rahm knocked off the ballot. He can always go back to ballet dancing!


22 posted on 01/24/2011 11:18:52 AM PST by juliej
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To: John W
RAHM RULING

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23 posted on 01/24/2011 11:21:39 AM PST by Elle Bee
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To: John W

All this means is a shift in campaign slogan.

“Emanuel: easier to spell than Murkowski”

He’ll still run and he’ll still win. This is Chicago we’re talking about, after all.


24 posted on 01/24/2011 11:36:17 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Take out the third, fifth and sixth letters and it's 'Red Digest', Comrade!")
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To: John W

That’s the Chicago Way...You don’t beat you’re oppisition by debating issues you take them out in the Court House or in the Media. Glad to see Rahm get a taste of his own meds..... Still I think they will find a crooked way for him to run...(With Barry in the White House and all the Campaign $$ Rahm has they will threaten or bribe the right people..Like Pablo Escobars saying Plato or Plano.(Silver or Lead!)


25 posted on 01/24/2011 11:38:31 AM PST by jakerobins
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To: John W
I have to sound like a pessimist, but does it really matter? Whoever is going to be the mayor is going to be a corrupt, left wing, pro-union, pro-nannystater. I don't see any way around it. Is there a candidate that is a lesser of the evils?
26 posted on 01/24/2011 11:50:57 AM PST by nerdwithagun (I'd rather go gun to gun then knife to knife.)
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To: John W
There will be a speedy reversal I suspect?
27 posted on 01/24/2011 12:34:47 PM PST by Friendofgeorge (Sarah Palin 2012 or bust)
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To: SoldierDad

“I wonder how it feels to be Obama’ed?”

I think Rahm would love to be Chicago’s mayor. OTOH, I think his departure had 2 motivations. The first was to exit a loser administration before the SHTF. Mission accomplished. If he’s foreclosed from becoming mayor this time around, I think he’s arrogant enough to believe this isn’t his last shot either. The guy’s only 51 years old. Look at Jerry Brown: he just got elected governor of CA at age 72. Anyone think the next mayor of Chicago is going to last anywhere near 21 years? I sure don’t.


28 posted on 01/24/2011 12:47:26 PM PST by DrC
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

Chicago Democrats have long memories.


29 posted on 01/24/2011 1:01:43 PM PST by guinnessman
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To: John W

Rahm’s Attorney Kevin Forde says “its a surprise.”

It was “UNEXPECTED!”

FU Deadfish


30 posted on 01/24/2011 1:06:04 PM PST by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: swamp40

Maybe he can come up with a certificate of some sort?


31 posted on 01/24/2011 2:09:17 PM PST by screaminsunshine (Surfers Rule)
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To: John W
Bua HA HA HA!!!

I love it when the leftists lose out!

WIll it be appealed further?

Likely, the left loves judge shopping.

I mean the law of residncey doesn't count, it goes against political correctness.

OR

32 posted on 01/24/2011 2:28:35 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://wwvw.americanthinker.com2009/05/brack_obama_the _quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Candor7

Or Obama just screwed another Jew.


33 posted on 01/24/2011 2:30:09 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://wwvw.americanthinker.com2009/05/brack_obama_the _quintessentia_1.html)
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To: swamp40

>t’s a joke to think he’s not eligible to be mayor

LOL The truth - or the Law in this case - will set you free from that delusion.


34 posted on 01/24/2011 2:47:17 PM PST by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: A CA Guy

Battle within the Machine.


35 posted on 01/24/2011 3:07:00 PM PST by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: swamp40; John W
It’s a joke to think he’s not eligible to be mayor of Chicago.

He had no legal residence in the city during the time you are required to in order to be eligible. He had rented out his house and his attorneys said that should count because they had a couple boxes of things in storage there.

The case will go to the state Supreme Court so who knows.

36 posted on 01/24/2011 3:11:26 PM PST by wmfights (If you want change support SenateConservatives.com)
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To: Clock King

TWITTER from “Eff Chuck Todd”:

chucktodd Chairman of Chicago Board of Elections has given go-ahead to start printing mayoral ballots withOUT Rahm’s name.


37 posted on 01/24/2011 3:13:23 PM PST by Beaten Valve
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To: swamp40

I agree with you 90%, and have some sympathy for the guy in this particular situation. Born and raised and lived there all his life, only to leave to serve the President. Seems unfair on the surface. However the law reads differently, apparently.

Maybe if he didn’t rent out his house, he might have been spared. Not sure of all the facts e.g. did he change his license and/or bills, tax forms, pay taxes as a resident etc., and was that a factor in the decision?

I don’t know if White House jobs come with a housing allowance or not. If they do, then he could have/should have kept his Chicago residence as his permanent residence and simply used the housing allowance to rent a small apartment in DC like so many congressman, Senators and their aides do. If he received a housing allowance but decided to rent his home anyway, then I support the ruling 100%. Sure, economically it makes sense to rent out a house you aren’t going to use - but that establishes state of mind. By renting out his home on a long term lease he is essentially giving up his residence and, ergo, his residency. Only when he decided to run for office did he rush back to “rent” a new place. Again, it establishes state of mind - he himself believed he wasn’t a resident because he had to quickly rent a new place in the city.

It would be ironic if he got a housing allowance and blew his shot at the mayors office (and perhaps someday a Senate seat or other high office) simply because he preferred to have the rental income.


38 posted on 01/24/2011 4:23:03 PM PST by monkeyshine
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To: nerdwithagun

Gary Chico is the best option of the bunch that’s left: pro life candidate who is endorsed by the Chicago Police, and he is also the only candidate who has promised to lower taxes.


39 posted on 01/24/2011 4:34:11 PM PST by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: Beaten Valve

YAH HOOOOOOO!


40 posted on 01/24/2011 4:35:52 PM PST by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: John W

~~~snicker~~~

That just made my day! :)


41 posted on 01/24/2011 4:41:07 PM PST by LUV W (No Compromise!)
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To: John W

Mark R. Levin just put out a request for anyone who has a video of Rhambo as a ballerina to let him know. 6:30 p.m CST. Jan 24. Said he would be very interested in it.


42 posted on 01/24/2011 4:41:40 PM PST by GlockLady
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To: monkeyshine

The residency rules also apply to the police and fire department. If they had ruled for the Rahminator, they would have opened Chicago up to many lawsuits re firings for sham residency schemes. The law is clear. If you have a question about it, hire Bert Odelson. He’ll get you on the ballot, or off it.


43 posted on 01/24/2011 4:41:46 PM PST by Thebaddog (Shakey Jake said, " The hippies will never survive!")
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To: GraceG

The good news is that he has warn out his welcome in Washington insider circles.

44 posted on 01/24/2011 4:51:49 PM PST by delacoert
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To: mvpel

We need to get Eric “affirmative action” Holder on this, right away.


45 posted on 01/24/2011 4:53:17 PM PST by jivin gene (Breakin' up is hard to do)
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To: Thebaddog

Oh I’m not arguing against the ruling, just musing on the topic, the irony, and feeling a little guilt over my feeling of schadenfreude.


46 posted on 01/24/2011 4:55:31 PM PST by monkeyshine
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Fear not, he gets to appeal to his state supreme court......I hope they can be trusted to follow the law, but I am not counting on it. Fortunately, I don’t live in Chicago.


47 posted on 01/24/2011 4:58:17 PM PST by tioga (Bye Bye Olbie!)
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To: John W
I'm thinking that if Obama and Emanuel did not part on good terms, then Team Obama 2012 would rather not have him as mayor of Chicago when they locate their re-election team there.

-PJ

48 posted on 01/24/2011 5:00:34 PM PST by Political Junkie Too ("Comprehensive" reform bills only end up as incomprehensible messes.)
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To: griswold3

[Probably had something to do with the east coast mafia bust. notice how chicago or vegas was spared? thought so...]

I am the author of the only biography of Harry Reid (click my name to see more). The book goes deep into the mob ties of both Reid and Mayor Oscar Goodman. A pig slop is not so dirty.


49 posted on 01/24/2011 5:13:02 PM PST by DaxtonBrown (HARRY: Money Mob & Influence (See my Expose on Reid on amazon.com written by me!))
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To: John W

One more American is on the unemployment rolls.


50 posted on 01/24/2011 5:29:00 PM PST by floriduh voter (American Idol; not just for fighting on Free Republic)
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