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Rahm Back on Ballot
NBC Chicago ^ | 1/25/2011 | Mary Ann Ahern

Posted on 01/25/2011 10:15:34 AM PST by RightGeek

The Illinois Supreme Court has granted Rahm Emanuel's stay. Which means he's back on the ballot.

Earlier today Emanuel's spokesman Ben Labolt said he had plans to turn to the U.S. Supreme Court if Emanuel doesn't receive a favorable ruling from the state.

Emanuel's lawyers filed an emergency appeal with the Illinois Supreme Court, asking to have him re-added to ballots. Today, ballots are being printed without Emanuel's name after an Illinois Appellate Court residency decision on Monday booted him.

Some believe Emanuel will look at a First Amendment question for the U.S. court to weigh in if a state ruling doesn't go his way


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: chicago; chicagomayor; cigago; elections; emanuel; il2012; illinois; mayor; rahm; rahmemanuel; rahmemmanuel
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Not a final decision - just granted the stay.
1 posted on 01/25/2011 10:15:38 AM PST by RightGeek
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To: RightGeek

...and a Supreme Court bought & paid for.


2 posted on 01/25/2011 10:17:02 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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3 posted on 01/25/2011 10:17:59 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: RightGeek

Like there was ever any doubt.


4 posted on 01/25/2011 10:18:15 AM PST by Jazz1968
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To: RightGeek

Rahm should be thanking a certain magic negro.


5 posted on 01/25/2011 10:18:24 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: RightGeek

Now all they have to do is drag their feet until the election and Oooops! he was still on the ballot and got elected and they wouldn’t want to overrule the will of the people, now would they? /sarc


6 posted on 01/25/2011 10:19:21 AM PST by JewishRighter ( Multiculturalism is killing us.)
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To: RightGeek

GUARANTEED this guy is on the ballot. GUARANTEED he wins the Mayor position, whether or not he wins.


7 posted on 01/25/2011 10:19:41 AM PST by Lazamataz (If Illegal Aliens are Undocumented Workers, then Thieves are Undocumented Shoppers.)
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To: Puppage
WRITE IN BLAGO!

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8 posted on 01/25/2011 10:20:46 AM PST by Elle Bee
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To: RightGeek

A First Amendment challenge? Why not the Commerce Clause?


9 posted on 01/25/2011 10:21:32 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Palin 2012: don't retreat, just restock [chg'd to comply w/ The Civility in Discourse Act of 2011])
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To: RightGeek

This banana republic just to the South just keeps doing all it can to get people and business to “Escape to Wisconsin”


10 posted on 01/25/2011 10:21:32 AM PST by MNlurker
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To: Lazamataz

Wasn’t there a movie about this....The FIX?

The rats are the masters of this , all to the demise of America.


11 posted on 01/25/2011 10:21:48 AM PST by himno hero
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To: RightGeek

12 posted on 01/25/2011 10:22:24 AM PST by paulycy (Liberals suck all the joy out of America. Let's make them stop.)
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To: RightGeek

Which is kind of interesting, because if the ballots are printed with his name on them, and he loses all the appeals, then his name will still be on the ballot but he can’t be elected. So I wonder how they will handle that? If they don’t modify the ballots, some, perhaps many, democratic votes might be wasted by voters selecting him even though he can’t be elected.


13 posted on 01/25/2011 10:23:08 AM PST by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: RightGeek

First Amendment question???


14 posted on 01/25/2011 10:23:11 AM PST by ConjunctionJunction
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To: Elle Bee

Was there any doubt....and they want to send poor Blago to prison when all of Chicago politicians are all crooks.


15 posted on 01/25/2011 10:23:25 AM PST by mystery-ak (gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: Lazamataz

Sometimes Laz, it seems you have too good info !! Of course in the ballerina’s case you were right its a slam dunk.


16 posted on 01/25/2011 10:23:30 AM PST by dusttoyou ("Progressives" are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: DJ MacWoW

The Supreme Court should decline to accept this case at all...It’s a state matter.


17 posted on 01/25/2011 10:24:05 AM PST by Heavyrunner (Socialize this.)
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It’s the Chicago way. Who is surprised?


18 posted on 01/25/2011 10:26:57 AM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm.)
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To: Heavyrunner
Agreed, just as they declined to hear the NJ Torecelli/Lautenberg case.

-PJ

19 posted on 01/25/2011 10:27:44 AM PST by Political Junkie Too ("Comprehensive" reform bills only end up as incomprehensible messes.)
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To: Jazz1968

No, the success of the stay is unsurprising. Illinois election code, theoretically, favors ballot access. You’ll always get a presumption of successful appeal because so much depends on critical timing, ballot printing, timed advertising, the unmovable nature of election day, etc. Even the most disfavored candidate could’ve got the stay. Wait for the actual decision. I still think it goes against him.


20 posted on 01/25/2011 10:28:36 AM PST by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: RightGeek

There is no longer any rule of law, apparently.


21 posted on 01/25/2011 10:29:48 AM PST by MortMan (I am in no mood to be amused! (Ebenezer Scrooge))
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To: RightGeek

It’s very unlikely that SCOTUS would accept the case. They have refused to do so in several similar cases, including the NJ senate race where the Democrats cheated in 2000 and the recent race in Alaska where Murkowski supporters cheated.

I think it all boils down to this: What does the Chicago Mafia want? It seems unlikely that the appellate court would have found against Rahm unless Daley and the Machine approved. And although Obama says he supports Rahm, some have their doubts.

Well, it’s up to the Illinois Supreme Court, IMHO.


22 posted on 01/25/2011 10:30:05 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Springfield Reformer

This sounds EXACTLY like that Christmas Story where they dump the letters to Santa on the judges desk....


23 posted on 01/25/2011 10:30:47 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: RightGeek

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7H2BIzU2y0


24 posted on 01/25/2011 10:30:49 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: paulycy

That’s friggin’ hilarious!


25 posted on 01/25/2011 10:32:01 AM PST by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: Heavyrunner

iT IS THE Eillinois Supreme Court


26 posted on 01/25/2011 10:33:19 AM PST by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: Lazamataz

Are there any photos of him in his ballet tights?


27 posted on 01/25/2011 10:33:32 AM PST by juliej
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To: RightGeek

He is “deemed” on the ballot.

What a friggin’ show...


28 posted on 01/25/2011 10:34:05 AM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: RightGeek

What does that mean? Should I contribute to Mosley Braun?

I am really beginning to hate politics.....arrrggggh!!

I dont think I can take tonight, why oh why are they all sitting together?


29 posted on 01/25/2011 10:34:28 AM PST by Texas4ever (God is in control!)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

I remember seeing an old newspaper with Capone’s face. They had IQ = 20 on his forehead.


30 posted on 01/25/2011 10:34:58 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Elle Bee

LOVE IT!


31 posted on 01/25/2011 10:36:03 AM PST by juliej
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To: RightGeek

He’s entitled to running, yaknow.. doesn’t matter what the law says..

Heck, dead folk are gonna write him in overwhelmingly anyway. ;-)


32 posted on 01/25/2011 10:36:45 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: Springfield Reformer

I dunno, the state elections guy said today they had to go to print based on the Appeals Court decision, so the Supremes stepped in to prevent that. But the elections guy said they’d have to destroy and reprint the ballots if the decision was reversed, so I’d say that will still be the case.


33 posted on 01/25/2011 10:37:27 AM PST by bigbob
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To: juliej
another battle in operation chaos

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34 posted on 01/25/2011 10:37:42 AM PST by Elle Bee
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To: RightGeek
There is no way that Dead Fish won't be on the ballot, and won't be Chicago's next mayor.

Chicago is totally corrupt.

35 posted on 01/25/2011 10:38:35 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: RightGeek

If he can’t weasel his way back on the ballot, he isn’t corrupt enough to be the Mayor of Chicago.


36 posted on 01/25/2011 10:40:14 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Jubtabulously We Thrive!)
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To: Heavyrunner

iT IS THE Eillinois Supreme Court


37 posted on 01/25/2011 10:40:55 AM PST by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: RightGeek

The Democrat Party motto: The rules/laws DO NOT apply to us.


38 posted on 01/25/2011 10:41:14 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: RightGeek

Since there’s no basis for a stay, it’s most likely reflecting the final decision.

This is why real cases get slowed down, when that which is clear to see from the lowest court gets muddied up by ignoring straightforward laws.


39 posted on 01/25/2011 10:41:53 AM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: RightGeek

Illinois Supreme Court Stops Printing of Chicago Mayoral Ballot

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/01/25/emanuel-files-appeal-qualify-chicago-mayoral-ballot/#ixzz1C4dbVxZc


40 posted on 01/25/2011 10:42:21 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: Le Chien Rouge
The bottom line _______________________________________________________________ "On Tuesday, the high court said that if any ballots are printed, they must include the former White House chief of staff's name while the court decides whether to take the case."

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/01/25/emanuel-files-appeal-qualify-chicago-mayoral-ballot/#ixzz1C4eSW2Yv

41 posted on 01/25/2011 10:47:27 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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American Democracy

Circling the drain since FDR
42 posted on 01/25/2011 10:47:47 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: RightGeek
Well if he can't get this fixed from a stay to a clear victory then he should not be Mayor of the most corrupt Party machine in the USA!
43 posted on 01/25/2011 10:48:39 AM PST by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President. He's shovel ready!)
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To: paulycy

Good case for reincarnation.


44 posted on 01/25/2011 10:50:02 AM PST by Rennes Templar ( Reagan: " When I was young we were poor, but the gov't didn't have to tell us we were poor")
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To: Le Chien Rouge

It is an internal mob battle. Notice how Obama spoke in favor of Rahm and a court ruled in favor of Rahm.

The BCC Vs Rahm. Obama ruled Rahm without a beer fest.


45 posted on 01/25/2011 10:50:16 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: Heavyrunner
The Supreme Court should decline to accept this case at all...

I think they SHOULD take it up. But, the only available slot given their heavy schedule, would be to hear the case, in toto, at 1/25 9:00 PM. Shouldn't take more than 2 hours.

46 posted on 01/25/2011 10:50:44 AM PST by C210N (0bama, Making the US safe for Global Marxism)
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To: RightGeek

Obama to the Rescue?
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Obama-to-the-Rescue-114569939.html?

President Barack Obama top political adviser Valerie Jarrett said Tuesday that the president thinks Rahm Emanuel belongs back on the ballot.

“I think that [Obama] believes that [Emanuel] is eligible, and that he believes that Rahm will pursue his appeal in the courts,” Jarrett, a senior adviser to Obama and fellow Chicagoan said on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

The former chief-of-staff was bounced from the Chicago mayoral ballot Monday in a surprise decision by the Illinois Appellate Court.

At a morning event, Emanuel said he already has spoken with the president.

“I’m discreet about conversations,” he said.”It was a very good conversation.

Jarrett said she doesn’t think they’ll be able to keep Emanuel down for long.


47 posted on 01/25/2011 10:51:06 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Yep, count the votes till the dems win and pull a Murkowski and write in or find votes in trees and car trunks, air internal mob fighting of power in public all because the CIC is the mob boss.


48 posted on 01/25/2011 10:52:35 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: NormsRevenge

Who is the Tony Soprano Obama or Valerie Jarrett?


49 posted on 01/25/2011 10:54:41 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: NormsRevenge

LOL

And what about Barry Soetoro?

Does he belong on any U.S. ballot?


50 posted on 01/25/2011 10:55:47 AM PST by unspun (It's the Sovereignty, Stu. | We are Gulag Bound)
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