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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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To: RightGeek

His Dishonor, da Mayuh of Chicaago.

81 posted on 01/25/2011 1:58:05 PM PST by Elsiejay (.)
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To: Springfield Reformer

And if it doesn’t go against him, how will the residency requirement for police, firefighters and teachers be handled?

82 posted on 01/25/2011 2:24:14 PM PST by Fu-fu2
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To: Springfield Reformer

Party affiliation of Illinois justices:

Thomas L. Kilbride (Chief Justice) Democratic 2000 2010

Charles E. Freeman Democratic 1990 2012

Robert R. Thomas Republican 2000 2010

Mary Jane Theis Democrat 2010 20??

Rita B. Garman Republican 2001 2012

Lloyd A. Karmeier Republican 2004 2014

Anne M. Burke Democratic 2006 2018

Four rats and three Repubs. Now which way do you suppose this’ll turn?!

83 posted on 01/25/2011 2:30:58 PM PST by parisa
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To: MNlurker

The antics of the unions back in the 60s and 70s managed to get them to where they went from what, 40% (?) down to 15%. After they get through with this round of looting a few mobsters may wind up rich, but there aren’t going to BE any unions in America.

Either that or they’re going to rule us with an iron fist.

84 posted on 01/25/2011 2:42:19 PM PST by ichabod1 (Hail Mary Full of Grace, The Lord Is With Thee...)
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To: Cicero
"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.

Extremely unlikely the Supreme Court would intervene - the cases cited above, arguably, have a federal component since they decided a member of Congress. The election of the major of Chicago has no federal component (well, except when Daley stuffed the ballot boxes for Kennedy - but that's pretty remote.)

85 posted on 01/25/2011 2:44:49 PM PST by In Maryland ("Impromptu Obamanomics is getting scarier by the day ..." - Caroline Baum)
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To: RightGeek

My aunt and uncle lived in the Chicago area for 50 years. Recently they defected and crossed the Cheddar Curtain to join us in WI.

The first time Auntie and I discussed Rahm running for mayor, and the ballot trouble, she said he will be the mayor. Legal or not doesn’t matter, he will be mayor.

86 posted on 01/25/2011 2:59:42 PM PST by TheConservativeParty (President Sarah Louise Palin....Resistance is futile! Prepare to be liberated!)
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To: Elle Bee

LOL...perfect!!! Goes right along with this farcical election process.

87 posted on 01/25/2011 3:19:29 PM PST by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

From one ineligible to another. It’s like a drunk reporting his drinking buddy as sober.

88 posted on 01/25/2011 3:28:46 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: parisa

Maybe, but the Appellate court has done a fair job of showing the municipal code requires actual and not merely constructive residence specifically for candidates as opposed to voters. If the SC wants to avoid trashing ordinary statutory construction (and even the dems would have some motivation to that effect), Rahm must lose:

89 posted on 01/25/2011 3:36:11 PM PST by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: Springfield Reformer

Maybe that will split the Dems enough. There hasn’t been a Republican in that office since 1931. Are there any GOP candidates?

90 posted on 01/25/2011 4:02:00 PM PST by americanophile
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To: RightGeek
Lol! For a second I read the title as "Rahm Back on Ballet"

From the New York Daily News:

Rahm Emanuel's role as pointe man means new respect for boys & ballet

BY Joe Dziemianowicz
Monday, November 17th 2008

Belly up the barres, boys. It's a perfect time to take the leap and don those tights - or maybe that's vice versa.

With the flurry of attention for the ballet history of congressman Rahm Emanuel (President-elect Obama's pick for White House chief of staff), it's suddenly become a lot cooler to be a guy who knows his way around toeshoes, turnouts and tights.

Here's Rahm as a young fledgling ballerina...

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91 posted on 01/25/2011 4:27:05 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page:
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To: americanophile

They need a Republican (and I’m not a dyed in wool Party partisan) if only to break up the big city corruption that has become so typical all over the USA. Politics in every city has become a given to the Democrats. It is a rip off to all Americans because we pay for these partisan scum bags.. Big city corruption equals Democrats. Power corrupts.

92 posted on 01/25/2011 5:10:37 PM PST by apoliticalone
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To: RightGeek

I read the decision and the dissent and think in this case the dissenter has the better of the argument. Rahm Emannuel remained a resident of Chicago while he was in D.C. because he had always intended to return, and only rented out but did not sell his home, in which he left some important personal property.

I think Rahm will prevail in the Illinois Supreme Court and be elected Mayor of Chicago.

Now perhaps Obama will claim that he had always intended to be born in Hawaii. LOL.

93 posted on 01/25/2011 5:12:29 PM PST by devere
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To: Heavyrunner
"The Supreme Court should decline to accept this case at all...It’s a state matter."

To misquote Scarlett O'Hara "Just like Florida in 2000, just like Florida in 2000!"

What was it all those libturds said after the Supremes refused to get involved in the election that Algore lost: Selected, not elected?

94 posted on 01/25/2011 7:15:20 PM PST by West Texas Chuck (Eat the young, 100 million guppies can't be wrong.)
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To: RightGeek

Corruption Rules!!!

95 posted on 01/25/2011 8:31:36 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Where were all these calls for "civility" when Bush was president?)
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To: RightGeek

I heard Rahm got a Certificate of Living in Chicago from the state of Hawaii

96 posted on 01/25/2011 9:18:38 PM PST by KTM rider ( patriot turned rebel)
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To: RightGeek

This has become a printer’s nightmare.

97 posted on 01/25/2011 10:16:54 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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To: JewishRighter


98 posted on 01/25/2011 11:37:03 PM PST by ratsreek
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To: RightGeek
Guess we know where the next SCOTUS judge Obama nominates is going to come from.

Quid pro quo—Da Chicago way.

99 posted on 01/26/2011 2:41:17 AM PST by Happy Rain ("Homosexuality was the first diagnosed neurosis cured by political correctness.")
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To: Deo volente
Chicago does not have term limits.

Not all registered voters can be mayor of Chicago. Even Richard M. Daley (died 1976) can no longer run for mayor, whether or not he votes.

100 posted on 01/26/2011 6:26:04 AM PST by bIlluminati (Don't just hope for change, work for change in 2011-2012.)
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