Skip to comments.Appellate Court Bounces Rahm [from Chicago mayoral ballot]
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.
Makes no sense, didn’t they pay off or threaten the right people?
Aw, the poor b@st@rd - I wonder how it feels to be Obama’ed?
checkmate....big boys are playing the game in this park.
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.
That was my first thought. It’s a surprise because they thought they had all the right palms greased.
Never let a good crisis go to waste...
The Ballerina...great graphic!!!
The five most infamous Rahm Emanuel moments
Pretty funny. It was cut and dried to begin with.
...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.
Probably had something to do with the east coast mafia bust. notice how chicago or vegas was spared? thought so...
The bad news is that he will now move back to Washington...
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.
Its a joke to think hes 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.
Does my heart good to see Rahm knocked off the ballot. He can always go back to ballet dancing!
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.
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!)
“I wonder how it feels to be Obamaed?”
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.
Chicago Democrats have long memories.
Rahm’s Attorney Kevin Forde says “its a surprise.”
It was “UNEXPECTED!”
Maybe he can come up with a certificate of some sort?
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 Obama just screwed another Jew.
>ts a joke to think hes not eligible to be mayor
LOL The truth - or the Law in this case - will set you free from that delusion.
Battle within the Machine.
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.
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.
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.
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.
That just made my day! :)
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.
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.
The good news is that he has warn out his welcome in Washington insider circles.
We need to get Eric “affirmative action” Holder on this, right away.
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.
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.
[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.
One more American is on the unemployment rolls.