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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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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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To: SeekAndFind

I hope the judge doesn’t own a horse...


41 posted on 01/24/2011 11:00:15 AM PST by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Sweet justice!!!!!


42 posted on 01/24/2011 11:00:40 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Sweet justice!!!!!


43 posted on 01/24/2011 11:00:41 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: babble-on

I tend to agree with you. It’s not like the guy just showed up from Arkansas or something and never had anything to do with Chicago before.


44 posted on 01/24/2011 11:00:46 AM PST by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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To: eater-of-toast

Mayor Carol Mosely Braun?


45 posted on 01/24/2011 11:01:15 AM PST by NewHampshireDuo
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To: SeekAndFind

This and the Bears got their butts handed to them. The karma is knee deep around the hog pen called Chicago. Now let more of the Windy City’s seedy underside get exposed. The rest of the State of Illinois doesn’t deserve to be dragged along with the filth of Chicago.


46 posted on 01/24/2011 11:04:06 AM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: SeekAndFind
As a society we ignore the fact that the members of the entire Congress are no longer legal residents of the states they pretend to represent - for the same reason, none of them live there any longer.

Our nation didn't let that happen in the past - they were allowed to go to DC for only three months out of the year. We should demand a return to that sanity.

47 posted on 01/24/2011 11:04:33 AM PST by Ron C.
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To: SeekAndFind

Kos Kult Kids excited but muted response, other distractions have their short attention spans.


48 posted on 01/24/2011 11:05:27 AM PST by junta (S.C.U.M. = State Controlled Unreliable Media)
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To: JRochelle

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

Emanuel’s argument is a variant of Bill Clinton’s famous line.
“ It depends on what the meaning of resident is “.

Rahm intended to live in Chicago, therefore he’s a Chicago resident.


49 posted on 01/24/2011 11:09:20 AM PST by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: WayneS

Maybe he can find the judges in the gym and try to intimidate them in the nude while executing ballet routines.


50 posted on 01/24/2011 11:13:13 AM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Obama makes me miss Jimmah Cahtah!)
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