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Breaking: Court Rules Rahm Canít Run (not legally a resident of Chicago)
National Review ^ | 01/24/2011 | Daniel Foster

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.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: chicago; il2012; illinois; mayor; rahm; rahmemanuel; ruling; searchandfind
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1 posted on 01/24/2011 10:30:03 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Poooooooor Rahm...

;-)


2 posted on 01/24/2011 10:30:44 AM PST by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: SeekAndFind

"Rahm's an illegal"

3 posted on 01/24/2011 10:31:49 AM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: SeekAndFind

This could be a good crisis - is he going to waste it?


4 posted on 01/24/2011 10:32:20 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Cry me a river...NOT!


5 posted on 01/24/2011 10:33:19 AM PST by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: SeekAndFind; Grampa Dave; SierraWasp; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Liz; PhilDragoo
Message from Osama's Chicago:

LAWS? WE DON'T NEED NO STINKING LAWS?

6 posted on 01/24/2011 10:33:23 AM PST by BOBTHENAILER (EPA will ruin your life)
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To: SeekAndFind

Well, merde. How come 0bama got away with it and Rahmbo can’t?


7 posted on 01/24/2011 10:33:23 AM PST by tgusa (Investment plan: blued steel, brass, lead, copper)
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To: SeekAndFind

Well, it’s back to Regime HQ, for the SecDef job when Gates steps down.


8 posted on 01/24/2011 10:35:03 AM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: SeekAndFind
The court ruled that Emanuel did not meet the residency requirement for eligible candidates.

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?

Stay tuned...

9 posted on 01/24/2011 10:35:27 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: SeekAndFind

So, will the appellate court judge be getting a dead fish in the mail soon?


10 posted on 01/24/2011 10:35:44 AM PST by HerrBlucher ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." G.K. Chesterton)
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To: SeekAndFind

Thank you so much! I needed a “feel good” story today...


11 posted on 01/24/2011 10:36:10 AM PST by Dave278 (Keep your change I will keep my freedom!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


12 posted on 01/24/2011 10:37:13 AM PST by babble-on
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To: SeekAndFind

Maybe we could get these guys to look into that birth certificate thing.


13 posted on 01/24/2011 10:37:24 AM PST by depressed in 06 (The only thing the ZerO administration is competent at is bad ideas.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Owww! It is possible to smile so wide it hurts!


14 posted on 01/24/2011 10:37:57 AM PST by JaguarXKE (Life - It's 10 percent circumstances and 90 percent how you react to circumstances - Sarah Palin)
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To: WayneS

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.


15 posted on 01/24/2011 10:38:14 AM PST by sawmill trash (We are definately a day closer to the end than we were yesterday)
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To: Dave278

Holy, Macaroni! I have to say I am stunned. I looked for the “humor” subject tag before reading the brief details. Again, wow!


16 posted on 01/24/2011 10:39:13 AM PST by torchthemummy (The Audacity Of Truth Trumps All)
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s very out of character for Rahm to omit someone from the bribe list. I guess some Federal judgeships will be promised forthwith.


17 posted on 01/24/2011 10:40:16 AM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder ("Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit smoking" - Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: HerrBlucher

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.


18 posted on 01/24/2011 10:40:16 AM PST by freebird5850 (It ain't about where he was born, it's about dual citizenship)
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To: SeekAndFind

Perhaps he should consult with Lisa Murkowski on what to do next?


19 posted on 01/24/2011 10:40:25 AM PST by 38special (AK, CA, CO, NV, WA ... WTF?)
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To: babble-on

You haven’t read the Opinion, have you?


20 posted on 01/24/2011 10:40:54 AM PST by Mr. Lucky
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