Illinois Supreme Court to hear Emanuel appeal
January 25th, 2011
02:46 PM ET
4 years ago

Illinois Supreme Court to hear Emanuel appeal

(CNN) – The Illinois Supreme Court will take up a ruling that would keep Rahm Emanuel off the Chicago mayoral ballot, and the court has agreed to a motion for an expedited ruling.

There will be no oral arguments in the case; the justices will use briefs already filed to the appeals court.

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Filed under: Chicago mayoral race • Illinois • Rahm Emanuel
soundoff (157 Responses)
  1. tj

    why is this news to the world? i live in chicago. i cant imagine caring who the mayor of LA is though

    January 25, 2011 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  2. rufus

    why does the headline say this is a "win" for Emanuel? He hasn't won anything yet. Th case is simply going to be heard at the next/highest level.

    January 25, 2011 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  3. dave

    do you want to take over a country? just get a handful of your group into politics and on the judges bench.

    January 25, 2011 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  4. BBrown NYC

    Good for Rah!!! The whole premise was ludacris and sounded more like Reps trying to sway an election. He wil win hands down!

    January 25, 2011 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  5. Fred Messenger

    Sounds a little fishy.

    January 25, 2011 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  6. jjboston

    CNN, good job on the screening. Don't worry, we all support him.

    January 25, 2011 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  7. Brad

    If he wins this I'm going to be extremely angry. He has no business running for mayor of Chicago.

    January 25, 2011 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  8. Melancon

    I'll keep my fingers crossed. Hope he gets to stay on ballot.

    January 25, 2011 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  9. Mike

    Wow. Imagine that. Former Washington big wig gets courts to pay attention to his wants. Didn't see that coming. This country is in desperate need of another revolution.

    January 25, 2011 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  10. Drew

    Whoop de doo, as usual, the courts allow the politicians to circumvent the law...

    What a surprise...

    January 25, 2011 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  11. Chris

    I wish I could live above the law. Nothing could keep him out. They take care of their own.

    January 25, 2011 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  12. questionsinnj

    Having powerful friend does help...see

    January 25, 2011 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  13. mark in nyc

    well done

    January 25, 2011 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  14. Rene1969

    Wonderful news ! I believe he has what it takes to run a city like Chicago.

    January 25, 2011 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  15. purnellmeagrejr

    Given that he was serving the country in Washington it seems to me like he has a good case.

    January 25, 2011 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  16. marcamp2

    Geez, what a surprise...

    January 25, 2011 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  17. John

    For people to trust the system things like this needs to stop.

    January 25, 2011 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  18. Albert Zaza

    Thank God – Rahm is one of the hard working Americans I have ever seen and I think he will do the same for the people of Chicago.

    January 25, 2011 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  19. NormS

    I love how CNN says that the Illinois Supreme Court "hands him a win." They only agreed to give him a quick up-or-down decision on his candidacy, but he hasn't "won" anything. If anything, he has to show the state supreme court why the appellate court is wrong and he should be back in the mayoral race. Quite misleading, CNN.

    January 25, 2011 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  20. Obama 2012

    Great. Since the Appellate Court abused its discretion, hopefully this is a quick no brainer.

    January 25, 2011 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  21. Michelle Johanesse

    Well of course :) Everything has a price.

    January 25, 2011 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  22. Guapo

    Chicago Thuggery at it's finest!

    January 25, 2011 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  23. Clarence Fleming

    Illinois does not need another machine politician. The man is either incompetent to run for an office where he does not staisfy the legal requirements or he is a typical Illinois machine politician how feels the rules do not apply to him. This would be a good time to start dismantling the Illinois Political Machine by inforcing the letter of the law such that he does not comply with the residency requirement. Additionally why does Chicago need a Mayor bought and paid for by out of state moeny?

    January 25, 2011 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  24. henry

    WOW!!!!!
    in just 24hrs??????????
    so easy to get a state supremecourt date for your personal case? i did not know that.
    i gues in the court of law, all are equal, some more so! 3cheers to our system.

    January 25, 2011 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  25. Why

    was he taken off in the first place?

    January 25, 2011 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
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