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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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To: SeekAndFind
Looks like Rahm will have to fall back on a previous career to make ends meet.


21 posted on 01/24/2011 10:41:10 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Mr. Lucky

Just did, yes.


22 posted on 01/24/2011 10:41:34 AM PST by babble-on
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To: SeekAndFind

I am curious. I suspect that Daley still holds the power to select his successor. Did the Appellate Court do what Daley wanted them to do, or did they actually decide it on points of law?

If Daley meant to undermine Rahm, as some speculated in the early days, wouldn’t he have done it with that first Chicago judge?

I suspect that Daley still tells Obama what to do, rather than the reverse.


23 posted on 01/24/2011 10:42:12 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: BOBTHENAILER

Maybe we can get the court to review a certain pResident’s status.


24 posted on 01/24/2011 10:42:30 AM PST by Mouton
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To: babble-on

Not true-they are using the same ruling MI is, in keeping me from claiming residency even though I own two houses there. I haven’t lived there for 5 years. 2 years ago a County Treasurer found out i was renting the homes and denied my Homestead Exemption, even though a friend is renting one of the houses and I am back there frequently.


25 posted on 01/24/2011 10:42:42 AM PST by BOBTHENAILER (EPA will ruin your life)
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To: Doogle

Ok, that made me laugh.


26 posted on 01/24/2011 10:45:27 AM PST by patton
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To: SeekAndFind

No kidding, he isn’t a resident of Chicago. He hasn’t been for several years.

He will still try for a write-in candidacy and likely win with all the shenanigans that go on with Chicago politics.


27 posted on 01/24/2011 10:45:35 AM PST by kevinm13 (Tim Geithner is a tax cheat. Manmade "Global Warming" is a HOAX!)
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To: SeekAndFind

This doesn’t matter, he doesn’t even need to be on the ballot. If certain “people” want him to be mayor, he WILL be mayor.


28 posted on 01/24/2011 10:47:08 AM PST by BallyBill (WARNING:Taking me serious could cause stress related illness.)
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To: Mouton

Wouldn’t that be lovely.


29 posted on 01/24/2011 10:48:07 AM PST by BOBTHENAILER (EPA will ruin your life)
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To: babble-on

This just means other miserable Rat will take the mayorship, so no big difference.


30 posted on 01/24/2011 10:50:21 AM PST by eater-of-toast ("It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones." -- Calvin Coolidge)
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To: SeekAndFind
Hey Rahm,


31 posted on 01/24/2011 10:50:25 AM PST by McGruff (If you repeat a lie enough times some idiots will believe it.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Well! The little fella is sure to be in full attack gerbil mode over this!


32 posted on 01/24/2011 10:51:59 AM PST by eater-of-toast ("It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones." -- Calvin Coolidge)
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To: SeekAndFind

Wow——just read that Alec Baldwin being investigated for tax evasion and now this. This day is turning out OK after all..


33 posted on 01/24/2011 10:52:58 AM PST by Fawn (CANCER SUCKS)
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To: SeekAndFind

34 posted on 01/24/2011 10:54:15 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: babble-on

Um the law clearly states that you must be a resident of the city 1 full year before the election.

Maybe you didn’t know Rahm was living in DC. And working for Obama. In fact he amended his tax returns when he decided to run for Mayor to state that he was a fulltime resident of the city.

This court actually read the letter of the law and applied it.


35 posted on 01/24/2011 10:54:32 AM PST by JRochelle (My predictions on 2/3/2010: It will be Thune/Rubio in '12.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

LOL!


36 posted on 01/24/2011 10:55:17 AM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: JRochelle
This court actually read the letter of the law and applied it.

Rahm broke both the letter AND the spirit of the law.

Now if we could see the same kind of thing happen with Obowma's BC...

37 posted on 01/24/2011 10:56:23 AM PST by what's up
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To: SeekAndFind

Since these are State courts then it pays to remember that the judges are going to rule in favor of the pols who appointed them.


38 posted on 01/24/2011 10:56:33 AM PST by Seruzawa (If you agree with the French raise your hand - If you are French raise both hands.)
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To: kevinm13
He will still try for a write-in candidacy

It wouldn't matter. He's been found ineligible for the Office at all. A write in campaign would be a futile move. They wouldn't even count the votes.

39 posted on 01/24/2011 10:56:42 AM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I..am..SHOCKED.


40 posted on 01/24/2011 10:59:20 AM PST by Politicalmom (America-The Land of the Sheep, the Home of the Caved.)
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