Skip to comments.Rahm Back on Ballot
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
...and a Supreme Court bought & paid for.
Like there was ever any doubt.
Rahm should be thanking a certain magic negro.
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
GUARANTEED this guy is on the ballot. GUARANTEED he wins the Mayor position, whether or not he wins.
A First Amendment challenge? Why not the Commerce Clause?
This banana republic just to the South just keeps doing all it can to get people and business to “Escape to Wisconsin”
Wasn’t there a movie about this....The FIX?
The rats are the masters of this , all to the demise of America.
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.
First Amendment question???
Was there any doubt....and they want to send poor Blago to prison when all of Chicago politicians are all crooks.
Sometimes Laz, it seems you have too good info !! Of course in the ballerina’s case you were right its a slam dunk.
The Supreme Court should decline to accept this case at all...It’s a state matter.
It’s the Chicago way. Who is surprised?
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.
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