Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Chicago Way: Emanuel Back on Ballot

Well, that didn't take long. Must have been a lot of dead fish showing up at judge's homes or something.
The Illinois Supreme Court has ordered the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners to put Rahm Emanuel’s name back on the mayoral ballot, attorneys for Emanuel said Tuesday.

The court has not decided whether to hear Emanuel’s appeal of Monday’s Illinois Appellate Court ruling that tossed him out of the race to replace Mayor Daley. The Supreme Court granted Emanuel’s motion for a stay of the ruling, Emanuel attorney Mike Kasper said Tuesday.

The state appellate court ruled Monday that Emanuel did not meet the one-year residency requirement to run for mayor of Chicago.

Emanuel’s attorneys, heavily citing the dissenting opinion in that case, are hoping to convince the seven justices of the Supreme Court to allow Emanuel to run.

1 comment:

the wolf said...

Well, I'm no fan of Rahm and no fan of the class of clowns he'd be running against, but the case against him being on the ballot seems like pretty weak sauce.  The guy is from here and only left to take his job at the White House--pretty difficult to paint him as some kind of carpetbagger.  The real story is that once again Chicago gets to choose between the lefty politician, the crazy lefty politician or the super socialist lefty politician.  Since people seem content to vote for any one of these idiots, we get we deserve.