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
His Dishonor, da Mayuh of Chicaago.
And if it doesn’t go against him, how will the residency requirement for police, firefighters and teachers be handled?
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?!
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.
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.)
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.
LOL...perfect!!! Goes right along with this farcical election process.
From one ineligible to another. It’s like a drunk reporting his drinking buddy as sober.
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:
Maybe that will split the Dems enough. There hasn’t been a Republican in that office since 1931. Are there any GOP candidates?
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...
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.
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.
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?
I heard Rahm got a Certificate of Living in Chicago from the state of Hawaii
This has become a printer’s nightmare.
Quid pro quo—Da Chicago way.
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.