Illinois Supreme Court to hear Emanuel appeal
January 25th, 2011
02:46 PM ET
3 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. ron frey

    Lookie what money can buy..... This is BS what happened to playing by the rules ?
    This guy is a thug he has not lived in chicago long enough to qualify anyway but watch and
    see how money buys off the rules...

    corruption right before our eyes.

    Seems like he knows something we dont by that GREASY SMILE on his face...

    Bite me once shame on you bite me twice shame on me...
    Wont make that mistake again.......

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

    As it should be...

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

    Of ccourse they will break the laws and rule in his favor. Thats what democrats from illinois do

    January 25, 2011 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  4. tokenwhitemale1

    ...good, so maybe he'll get two affirms in a row and deal with them.

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

    hello? how did he advance his case so quickly? why is it so important he's mayor of Chicago?

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

    Correct result – better to err on side of allowing him on the ballot than leaving off.

    January 25, 2011 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  7. John G

    They'll let him because it's Chitown. Probably the most corrupt city in America. Obama's former strong arm tactic man will whine and twist arms til he gets what he wants and damn the law.

    January 25, 2011 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  8. Alina77

    Good for Rahm, and I believe its good for Chicago as well. Skillful politicians are not that many out there left.

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

    Goldman Sachs hasn't been buying politicians and spending all that money for nothing, he'll get on the ballot and win.

    January 25, 2011 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  10. C-Mac

    Did anyone really expect anything else?

    January 25, 2011 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  11. Darryl Schmitz

    I am certainly not a fan of Mr. Emanuel's leftist political principles (nor am I a fan of the right), unless Emanuel overtly did something during his move to Washington that clearly indicates the intent to permanently change his place of primary residency to Washington DC or anywhere else, it would seem that he legally had never relinquished his primary residency in Illinois. Is there something about this case that legally would indicate otherwise?

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

    Of course they will rule in his favor. Thats what democrats do in illinois. They think they are above the laws

    January 25, 2011 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  13. GODWIN AKPAN

    CHICAGO citizens need Mr. Emmanuel do not use the court system to deny them a good representation

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

    Hands Rahm a win? He has the opportunity to have his case looked at again in appeal, he hasn't won anything.

    January 25, 2011 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  15. dennis

    Would the court treat a republican or
    independent candidate
    In the same manner?

    January 25, 2011 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  16. Paul ny http://www.youtube.com/ny007ny

    This is all a big scam. The guy should be eligible to run but the state is so corrupt and racist they want politics as usual. Sad really.

    January 25, 2011 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  17. martin

    Of course they will rule in his favor. Thats what democrats do in illinois. They think they are above the law

    January 25, 2011 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  18. Tom Robb

    I think Emanuel should be allowed to run. He may not have technically lived in Chicago but thats because his job as whitehouse chief of staff made that impossable. He didnt move away to sweep chimneys he was serving his country in an important roll. If he had been a soldier stationed overseas would you deny him the right to run in his home town? Hell he even paid property taxes in Chicago.

    January 25, 2011 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  19. U.S. Common Sense

    The rules said he must have resided in the city for a year, which he did not. I will be surprised if the appeals court ruling is overturned.

    January 25, 2011 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  20. Robert W

    Oh, thank goodness. For a minute I thought corruption in Illinois was dead. Strong arm them Rahm.. I'm sure you'll get what you want.

    January 25, 2011 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  21. DavidEsq

    The Appelate Court will be overturned mostly on the reasoning of the dissent. They did apply the test for when someone gives up their residence (in the legal sense of the word – not the lay person sense of the word). Factually, he never gave us his status as a resident of Chicago. The court below held as much and there are no facts that the appelate court cited as to why their initial decision was wrong. I expect unanimous decision by the court in fairly quick order.

    January 25, 2011 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  22. Allen

    The headline on the front page seems a little misleading: "Court hands Emanuel a win". The story says they just agreed to rule on it, am I reading that wrong?

    January 25, 2011 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  23. RahmforyourMom

    Good luck Rahm!

    January 25, 2011 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  24. sinatra 741

    What is a rahm Emanuel??

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

    Of course they're going to take it and expedite it.. he's a Democrat, and this is Chicago. Nothing to see here, folks..

    January 25, 2011 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
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