Illinois Supreme Court hands Emanuel initial victory
January 25th, 2011
01:06 PM ET
3 years ago

Illinois Supreme Court hands Emanuel initial victory

(CNN) - The Illinois Supreme Court has granted a stay on Monday's appeals court ruling that held Rahm Emanuel was ineligible to be a Chicago mayoral candidate, and ordered that any ballots printed include his name while the case is pending.

Court ruling [pdf]

Earlier: Emanuel files appeal with Illinois Supreme Court


Filed under: Chicago mayoral race • Rahm Emanuel
soundoff (109 Responses)
  1. sharky

    And Chicago machine of corruption chugs on. Oh well Chicago deserves what it gets if they actually want this guy as their mayor. They haven't learned anything in the past 2 years.

    January 25, 2011 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  2. Granite Sentry

    These headline writers should receive career counseling. He didn't get a "victory" today, nor did he "lose" as they had it yesterday. The whole cynical process just continues to roll, that's all. http://www.granitesentry.com

    January 25, 2011 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  3. toughtimes

    Can they do that? this city and state is just a huge freaking joke. Shame you can't sell your house and be able to move.

    January 25, 2011 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  4. wayfarer

    Now that is what the Chicago politics is all about! Whatever happened to judicial independance? Spend more say more.

    January 25, 2011 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  5. Thea

    I hope he goes all the way. Then, I hope he runs for president.

    January 25, 2011 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  6. Anonymous

    When is the election?

    January 25, 2011 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  7. steve

    Only in Chicago

    January 25, 2011 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  8. Carl

    This is unbelievable. All I can say is someone wants this corrupt person around, and very bad. Just what my corrupt state of Illinois needs, another corrupt politician. You had a job quitter. The only reason this idiot would try to run the corrupt city of Chicago, is the fact that he probably has better access to more finds to steal, what a loser he is.

    January 25, 2011 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  9. Richard

    If he was a resident of the state, why did he live in DC for at least a year working for the Obama administration? Here is the definituon of residency:
    Legal Dictionary

    Main Entry: res·i·den·cy
    Pronunciation: 're-z&-d&n-sE
    Function: noun
    Inflected Form: plural -cies
    1 : an often official place of residence
    2 : the condition of being a resident of a particular place

    According to this Mr. Emanuel did not live in Illinois for at least one year prior to entering the mayoral race. Just another example of how people that have conjnections get special treatment.

    January 25, 2011 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  10. Yoyo

    please let the good man be a mayor in Chigago,please

    January 25, 2011 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  11. Ringo

    Why am I not surprised?

    January 25, 2011 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  12. Obama

    I like him

    January 25, 2011 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  13. Rob blojavic

    He is not like me

    January 25, 2011 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  14. Terry

    Good! The Illinois Constitution clearly states that any person, serving away from the state in the interest of the country, does not lose citizenship status. Good grief, every member of the House and Senate spends more time in Washington than back home! Why is it that every sitting President returned to their respective home state to vote? This was nothing more than Right Wing Crap.

    January 25, 2011 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  15. Big George in Big D

    No surprise that the crook would find a way. What happens if he is elected and the Supreme Court rules against him? Oh, stupid question, I forgot – its the ILLINOIS Supreme Court! and the "Chicago machine" keeps on going. Such a shame. They get what they deserve.

    January 25, 2011 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  16. Jay

    Rahm is starting to look really bad. He may need to consider retirement.

    January 25, 2011 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  17. DagnyTag

    For your viewing pleasure, yet another glimpse at the stunning arrogance and hypocricy of the festering liberal elite machine ......dirty Chicago Rahmbo "deadfish" style, in this particular case. B.O.'s boy. What team, what a job they've done.

    January 25, 2011 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  18. Bob Tepper

    It's about time someone got it right. Our government should be the will of the people.

    January 25, 2011 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  19. ed cole

    Glad to see the supreme Court exercise good judgement. Would a soldier lose residency by the appelate court ruling.

    January 25, 2011 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  20. C'Jae

    How can this be fair? We are allowing people to make up the rules as they go. Why?!!

    January 25, 2011 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  21. fastrack

    Better he lives there while he's in office than 'technically' not a resident prior to his election. L.A. has a mayor who hasn't been in town, except for photo ops and cheating on his wife (assuming he didn't spend the city's $$$ on rendevouz somewhere else) SINCE he was elected.

    January 25, 2011 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  22. Sharon

    Just when you thought the justice system migh work and not allow Rahm on the ballot-it fails! I imagine Obama-Holder called a few judges to get Emanuel on the ballot.

    Since Obama will be launching his Presidential compaign out of Chicago, certai people had to be in certain positions for the success of his ccampaign!

    January 25, 2011 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  23. Reality Chews

    Like chicago really needs another corrupt mayor. Then again, perhaps they deserve it.

    January 25, 2011 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  24. Mark

    ...And this comes as a surprise? With the Chicago Community Organizer behind him, he's a shoe-in for Mayor.

    January 25, 2011 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  25. Moose

    Standard farce from the Democratic Illinois Supreme Court.

    January 25, 2011 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
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