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. HR

    Court is as crooked as Obama and all his crooked friends -

    January 25, 2011 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  2. susan symonds

    Bravo I hope that the supreme court rules in his favor
    We need good ethical leaders

    January 25, 2011 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  3. Burnham

    I hope to God that Rahm will stay on the ballott. He deserves to run for Chicago mayor and he is a Chicago resident. He paids his real estate taxes and he served our government. Run on Rahm and God bless you.

    January 25, 2011 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  4. JP

    Is Emanuel receiving special treatment from the courts due to his former position and current relationship with the Oval office?

    January 25, 2011 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  5. robert

    I don't think he should be allowed to run this time due to not meet the requirements set for by the Chicago laws. Another fine example of complete disregards for the laws and rules set.

    January 25, 2011 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  6. BRCA

    Another cancer on the back of every resident Chicago voter.

    Get a life Rham, at your own expense.

    January 25, 2011 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  7. joyce

    I think he should be on the ballott. After all he was in Washington those years working with the president and he owned the home and voted in Chicago,
    I live down state but since Chicago politics has a lot to do with the state, to much in fact, I think he would be a good mayor.

    January 25, 2011 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  8. Riley

    Chicago is so corrupt. I wonder who he paid off...

    January 25, 2011 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  9. Dick

    So they hand him a win, yet it is very unclear. They are "going to take up a ruling." Why not just say they have agreed to listen to the case of him running for mayor of Chicago. Rather you bozo columnists must make every statement a game of words rather than the simple fact.

    January 25, 2011 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  10. mslman71

    just gotta wait for the check(s) to clear...

    January 25, 2011 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  11. Sara

    Rham is just one of those head bashers that most love to have. He is without redeeming value to anyone. A pure scumbag, sucking life out of everything. A me-first guy with no moral values. At least his mother has one decent son.

    January 25, 2011 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  12. Triumph

    This is a good story......for me to poop on.

    January 25, 2011 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  13. Paul S

    The man was called upon by our president. He served our country and chicago treats him this way...it's a shame...rahm, i live in chicago, you've earned my vote.

    January 25, 2011 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  14. PJ

    Of course he deserves to be on the Ballot. He went to work for the President when asked and should not be penalized for that. He will be great for Chicago. Look at the people who don't want him.

    January 25, 2011 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  15. New Age Independant

    Not surprised, given that Chigaco and Illinois politics are some of the most corrupt in the land. What's a little thing like a law really mean anyway. Aren't they really just guidelines?

    January 25, 2011 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  16. Nan

    This guy should fit right into the "Thugs" of Chicago politics–after all, that's where NO-BAMA came from.

    January 25, 2011 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  17. Bonnie Oliphint

    Of course he should be able to run! No one would serve the POTUS if home did not remain home while he or she were serving.

    The argument against is costly and ridiculous and never should have gone this far.

    January 25, 2011 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  18. Triumph the insult comic dog

    This is a good story...for me to poop on.

    January 25, 2011 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  19. midwest Dad

    So if you have enough money the rules don't apply to you, Eh Rahm? Typical.

    He was not conscripted, drafted or othewise forced to leave Chicago. He could have left the White House earlier than he did to meet the proper residency requirements. Where is the question? He has not been a resident for the prescribed time. He's not eligible.

    The law was put into place for just this kind of thing. Someone who is (was) not living in the community has no business leading the community. If he is left on the ballot it will open up flood the flood gates for anyone to run for office anywhere regardless of residency.

    He is not eligible.

    January 25, 2011 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  20. Jeff

    Rahm was serving our country in DC. It's clear that he did not intend to live there after his work in the White House. That makes this the same as saying that a military service member loses his or her residency when they get orders around the country or overseas. It's ridiculous. States welcome their soldiers home after service, and Chicago should welcome Rahm back. The polls show that the citizens do, and I think that the elections process and the courts should do the same.

    January 25, 2011 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  21. Patty

    Good for him.I wonder of the. Justices were GOP!
    U BETCHA!!!

    January 25, 2011 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  22. Name

    How to downlod games

    January 25, 2011 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  23. Rhambo

    Chicago is a lost cause as is Illinois. Too many thugs and flea bags. This is a power hungry mongrel without decent values. His image is terrible due to his history. He is cheap. I suspect he did not pay city taxes on DC income; this will preclude his ambition to become mayor.

    Yes he could hold dual citizenship.

    January 25, 2011 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  24. m davis

    He should have to abide by the laws as they are and not be granted special concessions.nasty mouth crybaby!!

    January 25, 2011 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  25. humberto

    How State of the Union became a prom by re-electing idiots.

    January 25, 2011 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
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