Skip to comments.Court orders Emanuel off mayoral ballot
Posted on 01/24/2011 12:36:14 PM PST by Cincinatus
Rahm Emanuel should not appear on the Feb. 22 mayoral ballot because he does not meet the residency standard, according to a ruling issued by a state appellate court today.
Emanuel told a news conference he would appeal the decision to the Illinois Supreme Court and would ask for an injunction so his name will appear on the mayoral ballot.
"I have no doubt at the end we'll prevail in this effort," Emanuel said. Well now go to the next level to get clarity."
(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...
It depends what the definition of “resident” is. Could be interpreted to mean “left at least one suitcase in town for a year”
That judge will find a suitcase full of cash and a threat, then all will be cozy for Rahm.
Rahm Emanuel should not appear on the Feb. 22 mayoral ballot
because he does not meet the Rat-Hole residency standard,
according to a ruling issued by
the State of Illlinois Pest and Vermin Control Board today.
The court could rule so tight that if any candidate had LEFT THE CITY for even 1 second during the preceding year he or she could not be on the ballot.
Might be time for the courts to put Chicago to the test regarding their open ended law on residency of candidates.
If we could only have this same disappointment fall upon his old boss.
How’s this for clarity, RAHM!
Either way, Chicago is going to get the mayor it so richly deserves.
Expect near infinite pressure from the White House on this one.
“I have no doubt at the end we’ll prevail in this effort,” Emanuel said.”
Of course he will. It’s just a matter of getting the right judges...
You’re absolutely right. This leaves the field open for Carol Mostly-Fraud.
More clarity....R AH M...
I guess those judges don’t have a union card? Seriously they need to watch their backs for quite a while.
He didn't commute...He left Chicago....even rented out his former house...He simply hasn't been residing in Chicago for the past year.
Had his wife and kids remained in Chicago and he was commuting....whole different story...
He was a landlord, not a resident.
Sounds like Carol Moseley Braun has been consulting with a community organizer.
But I suppose it could be the 57th state...
The people of Chicago got a short reprieve. This guy has too many corrupt connections not to get his own way. Poster child for what has gone wrong in the USA with cronyism and corruption and special rules for connected political hacks. The career path is either to get political connections first and then go rip off the system, or vice versa and rip it off twice.
We need pols that get into the political system to serve the public short term and then get out. They are few and far between.
So, a candidate drives outside of Chicago for a half an hour to visit a Wal-Mart. Does that mean he broke his one year residency?
Of course his “budds” have put all of the Supreme Court justices in their jobs, so little Rahm has no worries.