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txradioguy
01-24-2011, 01:48 PM
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Rahm Emanuel should not appear on the Feb. 22 mayoral ballot, according to a ruling issued by a state appellate court today.

In a 2-1 ruling, the appellate panel said Emanuel does not meet the residency requirement of having lived in Chicago for a year prior to the election. The judges reversed a decision by the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners, which had unanimously agreed that Emanuel was eligible to run for mayor. (Read the ruling here.)

"We conclude that the candidate neither meets the Municipal Code's requirement that he have 'resided in' Chicago for the year preceding the election in which he seeks to participate nor falls within any exception to the requirement," the majority judges wrote.

"Accordingly, we disagree with the Board's conclusion that he is eligible to run for the office of Mayor of the City of Chicago. We reverse the circuit court's judgment confirming the Board's decision, set aside the Board's decision and ... order that the candidate's name be excluded (or, if necessary, removed) from the ballot."

Emanuel's campaign has not commented on the ruling, but previously both sides in the case said they planned to appeal the case all the way to the Illinois Supreme Court.
Time is of the essence, however. Early voting starts a week from today on Jan. 31.

The appellate court judges heard the case last week.

Opponents say Emanuel doesn't meet the one-year residency requirement because he was in Washington serving as President Barack Obama’s chief of staff.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chibrknews-court-rules-against-emanuel-on-01242011,0,4083659.story

lacarnut
01-24-2011, 02:06 PM
I think he is a POS but a politician should not be stripped of his home state's residency just because he goes to DC. Retaining home ownership and paying property taxes should give additional credence to his claim. However, the 1 year residency law seems fair and legal.

Rockntractor
01-24-2011, 02:19 PM
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lacarnut
01-24-2011, 02:43 PM
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Karma is a bitch

Apocalypse
01-24-2011, 02:57 PM
Obama will quickly run to counter and followed by Holder to put "Ahem" pressure to change or skirt the ruling.

bijou
01-24-2011, 03:14 PM
A Mayor Emanuel responds on twitter. It may possibly not be the real one. :D

Language warning! http://twitter.com/mayoremanuel

lacarnut
01-24-2011, 03:34 PM
A Mayor Emanuel responds on twitter. It may possibly not be the real one. :D

Language warning! http://twitter.com/mayoremanuel

All the comments are from his scumbag admirers.

megimoo
01-24-2011, 03:46 PM
Court orders Emanuel off mayoral ballot

COURT: Candidate 'must have actually resided' in city for 1 year before election...
Plans appeal to Illinois Supreme Court...


http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chibrknews-court-rules-against-emanuel-on-01242011,0,4083659.story


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txradioguy
01-24-2011, 03:54 PM
Dupe. :cool:

Odysseus
01-24-2011, 05:38 PM
Since when did the law stop Chicago politicians from doing anything? I'm betting that not only will the courts find a way to put him on the ballot, but that once that is done, he will be Chicago's next mayor.

NJCardFan
01-24-2011, 05:45 PM
He didn't meet the residency requirements for Chicago but Hillary Clinton, born in Chicago, went to college in Massachusetts, married to Bill Clinton and lived as Arkansas first lady before becoming first lady of the country in Washington, DC, was allowed to run for senator from NY.

Odysseus
01-24-2011, 06:11 PM
He didn't meet the residency requirements for Chicago but Hillary Clinton, born in Chicago, went to college in Massachusetts, married to Bill Clinton and lived as Arkansas first lady before becoming first lady of the country in Washington, DC, was allowed to run for senator from NY.

Exactly. Being a Democrat means that rules only apply to your opponents.

Tecate
01-24-2011, 10:13 PM
He didn't meet the residency requirements for Chicago but Hillary Clinton, born in Chicago, went to college in Massachusetts, married to Bill Clinton and lived as Arkansas first lady before becoming first lady of the country in Washington, DC, was allowed to run for senator from NY.
Carpetbaggers.

PoliCon
01-24-2011, 10:49 PM
I think he is a POS but a politician should not be stripped of his home state's residency just because he goes to DC. Retaining home ownership and paying property taxes should give additional credence to his claim. However, the 1 year residency law seems fair and legal.

He only retained home ownership because he was unable to sell. :rolleyes: That aside - I find nothing at all unreasonable about saying that a person has to be a full time resident for a year prior to running. Having been in DC for the past 4 years - is Rham actually aware of issues currently facing the city - or is he only passingly aware of such issues?

PoliCon
01-24-2011, 10:49 PM
Exactly. Being a Democrat means that rules only apply to your opponents.

QFT!!

PoliCon
01-24-2011, 10:50 PM
He didn't meet the residency requirements for Chicago but Hillary Clinton, born in Chicago, went to college in Massachusetts, married to Bill Clinton and lived as Arkansas first lady before becoming first lady of the country in Washington, DC, was allowed to run for senator from NY.

NY has different requirements.

Odysseus
01-25-2011, 11:48 AM
NY has different requirements.

Yes, it does. In order to get on a ballot, you have to provide three times as many signatures on the petitions as the law requires, in order to withstand the various challenges, as well as be able to sing the state song in Latin while juggling three chainsaws. Of course, the last one can be waived if you win your party's primary.

djones520
01-25-2011, 02:12 PM
Illinois Supreme Court just threw a monkey wrench into the system.

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

ralph wiggum
01-25-2011, 02:24 PM
Illinois Supreme Court just threw a monkey wrench into the system.

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

Yeah, I had a feeling that might happen. I'd love to see the IL Supremes rule him ineligble, though. :D

Apache
01-25-2011, 02:45 PM
They better make a decision soon or the deceased won't get them in time...:rolleyes:

fettpett
01-25-2011, 06:07 PM
They better make a decision soon or the deceased won't get them in time...:rolleyes:

they are saying that his name can't be removed from the ballot till their ruling comes down

Apache
01-25-2011, 06:13 PM
they are saying that his name can't be removed from the ballot till their ruling comes down

Do you know how hard it is to move when you're dead on your feet? :eek::D