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
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  1. Jerry

    Of course they will let him on the ballot. He is Obama's hand picked man. Man I am glad I do not live in Illinois. It is corrupt to the bone.

    January 25, 2011 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  2. ChicagoK

    What is going on in Illinois is what went on in Iran, Afghanistan, Russia, Iraq, Venezuela, .... corrupt politicians working with corrupt judges kicking people off of the ballot! Yes, Illinois truly is the political corruption capital of the world. Notice, also, that the kicking in Chicago is against Democrats by Democrats. Never, ever trust an Illinois Democrat. They even kill their own kind.

    January 25, 2011 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  3. neil

    Of coiurse his name will be on the ballot. It would not be Chicago if a tax evader were denied right to run for political job.

    Go RHam – get everything you dreamed of. Don't let the law get in your way; just smash over them, fill your pockets and those of your cronies and stay off the tax rolls.

    January 25, 2011 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  4. Anonymous

    Corruption at its finest. Throw out the scum from Chicago including Hussein Obama. When will this country stand up and fight to end corruption by big government, unions, and inside cronies like those in Illinois. It is time for a real fight in this country.

    January 25, 2011 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  5. keith

    anyone else that did the same thing and hadn't lived there would not have been allowed – shows that politicians just have to scream a little and get what they want. What's the point of the rule if even the politicians get to bypass a rule

    January 25, 2011 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  6. Bill Duke

    Better check the bank accounts of those judges very closely.

    January 25, 2011 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  7. Threeboys

    Was there ever any doubt in the most politically corrupt city in the country? Why would he have left DC if he wasn't sure. Why should it matter than he, nor his wife & kids have lived there in over a year?

    Sounds like the same group of geniuses that let Hillary carpetbag her way into the NY Senate without previously living there.

    January 25, 2011 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  8. CyndyP

    Sounds like the other candidates are really threatened by him being in the race. Put him on and let the voters decide! He has served his country for the last 2 years in the White House and before that in the House for six years and also for Clinton. The residence issue is baloney, especially since he was in Washington to serve for the President.

    January 25, 2011 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  9. Marco Budgyk

    Told you so! Yesterday I said that by midnight tonight the Appeals Court ruling would be overturned and Emanuel would be back in the race. I may be off by about 24 to 48 hours, but there was never any doubt that the Appeals Court ruling was just legal nonsense.

    I'm not an Emanuel supporter, but he WILL be on the ballot and he WILL be the next mayor of Chicago.

    January 25, 2011 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  10. Paden

    Typical liberal, keep whining until they get what they want.
    Total disregard for the law and the courts.
    like obama said " judge me by the people i surround myself with"

    January 25, 2011 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  11. Get Em 2012

    Get em Rahm your a stud! No one gets it done like you,.. Get your paper Rahm!

    January 25, 2011 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  12. rahmiscorrupt

    This should be a clear-cut case. He should NOT be on the ballot. But this slime-ball (Obama's hatchet man) has some big-time connections. he'll win the case and the election on HIS terms. Screw what the LAW says, I guess. Our politics are corrupt as hell. No wonder people don't wanna vote.

    January 25, 2011 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  13. NameFrank Deery

    Please! This Emanuel has "resided" in Chicago for years! If he were a Republican in that State, he'd be out of the Mayoral race.

    January 25, 2011 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  14. Kain

    Of course it will because hes a crooked rich prick. Our legal system is a joke. So is America .

    January 25, 2011 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  15. Name

    Keep it up rahm

    January 25, 2011 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  16. Sam

    Who says he won? CNN? Lousy slavery crooks

    January 25, 2011 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  17. JiminNC

    The rules are pretty clear, he needs to be living in the city of chicago for the year prior to the election to run.

    This is just another case of the politically connected circumventing the rules for their own gain

    January 25, 2011 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  18. bigtn

    Typical illinois corrution

    January 25, 2011 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  19. Super D

    This is ridiculous. First, it is black and white – he does not qualify. Second, why would anybody even want this guy to be their mayor if he hasn't lived in the city that he wants to govern? (I want my mayor to be someone that actually has a vested interest in the prosperity of my city and isn't just using it for his own political agenda.)

    January 25, 2011 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  20. baatman74

    Watch Chicago politics at work here, bet a buck Obama's 'boy' will get in... One of we regular citizens would be in jail.

    January 25, 2011 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  21. Dale

    Of course. Obama wants him there....he'll be there. Obama don't follow laws or the constitution

    January 25, 2011 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  22. Eric Dessler

    I guess it's ok to "bend the rules" for certain Obama'ites since he himself didn't follow them to win the his position.

    January 25, 2011 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  23. neil

    Did he pay city income tax. Bet not!
    He is cheap tax dodger.
    go back to DC

    January 25, 2011 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  24. Rob Fanning

    Let the payoffs begin....

    January 25, 2011 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  25. Frank

    yesterday...CNN did not even mention the news about Rahm kicked out of being mayor. Today...front page news that the court will hear him!!!! CNN plays games with the new they like!

    January 25, 2011 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
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