Illinois Supreme Court to hear Emanuel appeal
January 25th, 2011
02:46 PM ET
12 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.


Filed under: Chicago mayoral race • Illinois • Rahm Emanuel
soundoff (157 Responses)
  1. steve young

    The law is quite explicit about living in Chicago for 1yr prior to a mayoral election.Unless Mr.Emanuel is David Copperfield,the entire world knows he worked for President Obama in Washington.Imagine how the media would be treating him if Pres.Clinton didn't endorse him and if he was a Republican!

    January 25, 2011 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  2. ja

    the man answered the call of the president of the United States, he didn't his home to run a private enterprise, no less than serving in the us military, allow him to run as mayor logic would say

    January 25, 2011 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  3. TruthBTold

    That's good, because that (to me) is a strange ruling, as I would consider both his position and former capacity within the U.S. government akin to military service, i.e., your hometown of record remains – as is – during service; no matter where you're stationed. Consequently, despite having to rent out his home, that is (still) his legal residence; ergo, he should appear on that ballot as a potential candidate for Chicago mayor for the people to, ultimately, make their own decision.

    Bottom line: The people of Chicago would be "DENIED" the option to vote. The real question is whether Americans will, eventually, tire of archaic "residential requirements" that allow bi-partisan politics to determine who will hold what positions of leadership within their communities when, in fact, they're both entitled to and should demand far more options.

    January 25, 2011 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  4. marty

    Another Obama, another costly mistake.

    January 25, 2011 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  5. tom larue

    Chicago and the state of confusion
    Anything can happen there – right or wrong

    January 25, 2011 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  6. John

    The law is the law!...They wouldnt change it for me.

    January 25, 2011 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  7. christian

    At what point in our country did rules not mean anything.If he is so determined to be mayor and help the peolple he'll wait till he meets all stipulations.The country is slowly falling to whiners.

    January 25, 2011 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
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