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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: Springfield Reformer

They’re not going to let a little thing like ineligibility get in their way.


51 posted on 01/25/2011 10:58:57 AM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: mystery-ak
Was there any doubt....and they want to send poor Blago to prison when all of Chicago politicians are all crooks.

Blago always reminded me of Fredo Corleone. Don't go in that fishing boat, Blago!!!

52 posted on 01/25/2011 11:01:01 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: JewishRighter

Exactly how it will go down.

And people will vote in droves for him and in the next breath wonder out loud why corruption is so rampant.


53 posted on 01/25/2011 11:01:19 AM PST by Obadiah (BHO -- out the door in 4!)
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To: RightGeek
Without reading all the threads, and it may have already been said, but you KNOW his name will be printed on the ballots, a court fight will continue, and in the end, the "it's too late to remove the name from the Ballot....there's no time left to do so" will be the excuse, and he will then win the Election.

THAT is when the power interests will make sure to shop the case to a Progressive-Minded Judge, to get the Illinois eligibility ruled "flawed", and he will be Mayor in the end.

54 posted on 01/25/2011 11:02:51 AM PST by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: paulycy
If Whorealdo does a future ‘Al Capone's Vault’ he may just find Rahm.
55 posted on 01/25/2011 11:03:16 AM PST by JPG (Work for conservative change like your country depended on it.)
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To: JPG

lol!


56 posted on 01/25/2011 11:04:51 AM PST by paulycy (Liberals suck all the joy out of America. Let's make them stop.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Obama to the rescue?

Obama rules by his personal FIAT?

Its all NO regard for the law when he steps up and creates the law.

Just a demonstration of things to come.


57 posted on 01/25/2011 11:05:17 AM PST by himno hero
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To: Tijeras_Slim
If he can’t weasel his way back on the ballot, he isn’t corrupt enough to be the Mayor of Chicago.

Good point. This isn't an exercise in justice, it's a job-application test.

58 posted on 01/25/2011 11:06:53 AM PST by kevkrom (De-fund Obamacare in 2011, repeal in 2013!)
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To: RightGeek

i will be pleasantly surprised if emmanuel doesn’t get her way on this


59 posted on 01/25/2011 11:08:15 AM PST by ConservativeDude
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To: himno hero

This from a guy who supposedly ‘taught’ Constitutional law. lol


60 posted on 01/25/2011 11:09:40 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: RightGeek

Hey, it’s Chicago, who gives a rat’s rear end? Crappy sports teams, crappier weather, politics that make Al Capone look law-abiding.

A little “global warming” to raise the level of Lake Michigan a few feet would bring much needed improvement to the area, IMHO.


61 posted on 01/25/2011 11:20:13 AM PST by ssaftler (Is "Audacity of Hope" English for "Mein Kampf"?)
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To: RightGeek
Rahm and his posse.


Mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel (Michael Tercha/ Tribune)

62 posted on 01/25/2011 11:22:28 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife (Allhttp://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2122429/posts)
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To: paulycy

FLIPPIN BRILLIANT!


63 posted on 01/25/2011 11:23:04 AM PST by Walkingfeather
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To: Jazz1968

I knew it was too good to be true. These Dems are the slickest, most treacherous bastards with the proper connections in every arena.


64 posted on 01/25/2011 11:24:03 AM PST by stanz
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To: NormsRevenge

He aint that educated, nor that smart.

Just army of marxomuslims and leftists pushing his agenda which is contrary to a successful America. All feeders looking to redistribute wealth, level the playing field. Soon, they too will be shrugged off to complete his islamic drive.


65 posted on 01/25/2011 11:25:08 AM PST by himno hero
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To: Springfield Reformer

I agree.

They only granted the stay, not the expedited appeal.

Watch for the IL Supreme Court to schedule it for a hearing after the primary. If Rahm wins the primary, he’s off the ballot. If he loses the primary, the case is moot.


66 posted on 01/25/2011 11:36:18 AM PST by guinnessman
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Nice little group of thugs he’s posing with.


67 posted on 01/25/2011 11:39:36 AM PST by littleharbour
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To: bigbob

seems silly to print them,who is going to pay for it?


68 posted on 01/25/2011 11:54:24 AM PST by Friendofgeorge (Sarah Palin 2012 or bust)
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To: unspun

Speaking of Barry Soetoro. Remember the Onama roast about HIS NAME?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xk5YJkhizRs


69 posted on 01/25/2011 11:55:26 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: Lazamataz
GUARANTEED this guy is on the ballot. GUARANTEED he wins the Mayor position, whether or not he wins.


Also GUARANTEED he's the mayor for at least the next twenty years. Chicago does not have term limits.
70 posted on 01/25/2011 12:03:19 PM PST by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
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To: RightGeek
anyone surprised ?
71 posted on 01/25/2011 12:05:01 PM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: RightGeek

>Emanuel’s lawyers filed an emergency appeal with the Illinois Supreme Court, asking to have him re-added to ballots.<

An emergency. Just how critical is it that the tiny(and profane)dancer be mayor and why?


72 posted on 01/25/2011 12:06:17 PM PST by Califreak (November 2008 proved that Idiocracy isn't just a movie anymore)
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To: RightGeek

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

So, if the writer says that this was a “surprise decision” by the court, what does this say about the writers pre suppositions and beliefs?


73 posted on 01/25/2011 12:15:55 PM PST by Walkingfeather
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To: RightGeek

This is Chicago politics. We don’t need no stinkin’ rules.


74 posted on 01/25/2011 12:23:52 PM PST by kevinm13 (Tim Geithner is a tax cheat. Manmade "Global Warming" is a HOAX!)
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To: guinnessman

Interesting read on Big Gov:

http://biggovernment.com/wjkelly/2011/01/25/will-il-supreme-court-save-rahms-fishy-candidacy-for-chicago-mayor/

To pull it out for Rahm, the SC needs at least *some* wiggle room, and I’m not sure they’ve got it. Also would like to see someone follow up on the mysterious reactivation of his voter registration status.


75 posted on 01/25/2011 12:30:16 PM PST by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: Jazz1968
The fix was in before he left Washington. Guys like this who play take-no-prisoners, hardball politics don't engage in battle unless they've already won ... as in this case Chicago's long-standing requirements for elective office are nullified by judicial fiat.

Hey, if you can get an unqualified guy elected POTUS, doing the same for Chicago mayor is a walk in the park.

76 posted on 01/25/2011 12:30:45 PM PST by glennaro
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To: RightGeek

Not surprising.

And not news.


77 posted on 01/25/2011 1:16:04 PM PST by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
If he can’t weasel his way back on the ballot, he isn’t corrupt enough to be the Mayor of Chicago.

Post of the Thread.

78 posted on 01/25/2011 1:21:22 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: skr

How is this that complicated?

Did he live there? No. Did he need to be? Yes. Can he run this year? No.

2+2 does not equal 5 just because you want it to.


79 posted on 01/25/2011 1:21:59 PM PST by Skeez (O)
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To: RightGeek

Obama wants Chico to win. He wants Rahm out. Will Rahm’s body be found in a dumpster like Wheelers?


80 posted on 01/25/2011 1:52:44 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://wwvw.americanthinker.com2009/05/brack_obama_the _quintessentia_1.html)
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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:

http://media.myfoxchicago.com/elections/rahm-emanuel-appellate-decision.pdf


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.

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/arts/2008/11/16/2008-11-16_rahm_emanuels_role_as_pointe_man_means_n.html
________________________________________________________

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

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

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: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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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

Exactly.


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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