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. Jim

    I bet if he rubbed ole Oprah the right way he'd get approved.

    January 25, 2011 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  2. Bob H

    We need to watch this one closely. It seems of late when government is in a big hurry to do something our citizen democracy seems to lose to corptocracy's insider trading!

    January 25, 2011 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  3. Sempi Fi

    There is something really wrong with someone who is wanting this so bad, This about his power and ego not who is best and right for Chicago.

    January 25, 2011 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  4. The Truth

    Rahm will get his way just like every spoiled pathetic politician. Rules and Laws are only for us normal Americans. This system is a joke.

    January 25, 2011 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  5. West

    This is a movie in the making.

    January 25, 2011 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  6. Joe

    Did this guy think through his decision to run for Mayor and all the associated legal problems he is now going through before leaving his White House job?

    January 25, 2011 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  7. Eric

    Where are the Emanuel's haters now?

    January 25, 2011 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  8. SteveNYC

    As a democrat poltician, Rahm is entitled to run anywhere and for any office as he sees fit. It doesn't even matter if he ends up losing a primary – if he wants to run for something, it is his God-given right. As we all know, the laws don't apply to people like him.

    January 25, 2011 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  9. Vmax321

    Another example of the Obama folks totally ignoring the law. They don't pay their taxes, they ignore the law because they think they are above it and they have supreme court justices (who never served a single day as a judge at any level) to declare the law agrees with their interpetation. I love this counrty but it is on its last leg. It will soon go the way of all free countries. The greed of the politicians will destroy it from within.

    January 25, 2011 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  10. La Roka

    Why do we even have laws? It's obvious that they do not apply to everyone.

    January 25, 2011 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  11. Sametestsameresults

    If his established residency is in question as to it being adequat for IL law. Why can't he just wait till next election?

    January 25, 2011 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  12. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Rahm should be on the ballot. My God, those of us in Southwest Florida have a California republican representing us in Congress.

    January 25, 2011 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  13. evansbrown

    waste of time

    January 25, 2011 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  14. JAM

    He will win and rightly so.

    January 25, 2011 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  15. Red

    They just do whatever they want... Where does that leave the citizens?

    January 25, 2011 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  16. BobDole

    Of course he gets handed a win. He's an evil man and he owns the courts.

    January 25, 2011 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  17. Paulie

    He doesnt deserve any special treatment.

    January 25, 2011 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  18. HHH

    Go back to White House.

    January 25, 2011 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  19. Dean

    They were waiting for their checks to clear.

    January 25, 2011 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  20. kanank

    The headline of the article is deliberately misleading. I hope CNN would stop calling this a win and just call what it is. Why didn't the headline simply say ' Supreme court agrees to review the case' instead of sensationalizing and misleading.

    January 25, 2011 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  21. brain surgeon

    Rham's brother, a neurosurgeon, should give him a brain transplant.

    January 25, 2011 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  22. Nikki

    This is great and true "justice" due.

    January 25, 2011 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  23. E Peterson

    Any citizen that puts his or her life on hold to serve our country should not be stopped in the return to serve our Great city of Chicago.

    January 25, 2011 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  24. humbertp

    You can't have your cake and eat it too, rahm emanuel

    January 25, 2011 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  25. Misfit

    We have too many hacks in office now in Chitown. He'd run over his Mom to become mayor.
    He is the type of person who has not discovered his purpose in life, which is ...to find his purpose in life...
    Ain't that profound?

    January 25, 2011 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
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