Skip to comments.Breaking: Court Rules Rahm Canít Run (not legally a resident of Chicago)
Posted on 01/24/2011 10:29:58 AM PST by SeekAndFind
An appellate court has ruled that Rahm Emanuel is not legally a resident of Chicago, and therefore cannot run for mayor. The decision overturns a previous ruling.
“We conclude that the candidate neither meets the the municipal code’s requirement that he have ‘resided’ in Chicago for the year preceding the election in which he seeks to participate nor falls within any exception to the requirement.”
More at the Chicago News Cooperative.
UPDATE: ”The Supreme Court is absolutely loathe to overturn an appellate court decision,” an Illinois lawyer tells Politico’s Ben Smith. I have heard much the same from others familiar with Illinois judiciary — the state supreme court is expected to be even less-friendly to Rahm than was the appellate.
Here’s the ruling.
"Rahm's an illegal"
This could be a good crisis - is he going to waste it?
Cry me a river...NOT!
LAWS? WE DON'T NEED NO STINKING LAWS?
Well, merde. How come 0bama got away with it and Rahmbo can’t?
Well, it’s back to Regime HQ, for the SecDef job when Gates steps down.
Wow - not just "not on the ballot" but also, not eligible, even as a write-in !
Are they actually going to apply the law to a Dem in Chicago?
So, will the appellate court judge be getting a dead fish in the mail soon?
Thank you so much! I needed a “feel good” story today...
No fan of Rahm, but this is a terrible ruling and smacks of “Chicago Machine” politics. He was a Chicago congressman, he went to work in the White House - even keeping his Chicago house, and then he comes back and isn’t a resident?
This isn;t a carbetbagger story, this is a Chicago guy who’s being prevented from running because he would win.
Maybe we could get these guys to look into that birth certificate thing.
Owww! It is possible to smile so wide it hurts!
Five’ll get you ten that he will figure some way to get around this.
He is the chosen one, appointed to rule Chicago by the 0ne ... and everyone knows, what 0 wills is what will happen ... or 0 will just appoint him by executive order.
Holy, Macaroni! I have to say I am stunned. I looked for the “humor” subject tag before reading the brief details. Again, wow!
It’s very out of character for Rahm to omit someone from the bribe list. I guess some Federal judgeships will be promised forthwith.
I think the judge will be getting a suitcase full of cash and a pre-written note he will read on TV saying he has found evidence to clear Rahm.
Perhaps he should consult with Lisa Murkowski on what to do next?
You haven’t read the Opinion, have you?
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