Illinois Supreme Court hands Emanuel initial victory
January 25th, 2011
01:06 PM ET
12 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. big daddy yum yum

    any friend of obama is a candidate of mine.

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

    The State Supreme Court of Illinois was correct to "stay" the earlier ruling – But the court should have reversed the appeals court altogether with a simple per curiam opinion stating that the rationale and reasoning in the dissent from majority opinion by the appeals court in this matter is, in fact, the law of the State of Illinois. PERIOD.

    Not only did the foundation on which the Illinois State Court of Appeals 2-to-1 majority opinion represent a complete and total break with past precedents concerning the subject-matter in this case -as well as an outright mischaracterization and total misrepresentation of those precedents- but the principles and reasoning -if one can call it "reasoning" indeed- seized upon in the appeals court majority opinion was based are utterly and wholly without constitutional or statutory merit and represents judicial activism at its worst.

    January 25, 2011 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  3. filovirus

    Did anyone really believe that Rahm wouldn't be on the ballot? The Obamanation no doubt intervened.

    January 25, 2011 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  4. A nickel for you

    His friend the president asked him to stay in DC. I understand the situation but, residentcy is required and clearly emanuel does not meet it.

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

    WOW !!! Chi town politics at its best.... rotten from the top to the bottom...

    January 25, 2011 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  6. Hank

    Apparently the law does not matter for some......I hope Chicagoian's don't take this lying down....

    January 25, 2011 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  7. David

    As I've already stated: THE FIX IS IN!!!!

    January 25, 2011 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  8. Warning

    For the love of God Chicago, please don't let this happen. There is a reason the zionists want him in this position and you won't like it.

    January 25, 2011 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  9. P Henry

    Of course it handed him a victory. Why should he be subject to the same rules as every other person in the US?

    January 25, 2011 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  10. Ezequiel

    I think its unfair for the rest of the candidates if Emmanuel is allowed to run for the Mayor position. How can he say that his residency is in illinois when he worked in DC all this time, did he drive or fly back to chicago every day? I don't think so, not even the richest man would do this.

    January 25, 2011 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  11. Katz

    We in Chicago are not surprised. Obama made a deal with Daley, let Rahm get the mayor position, he will give his brother a job in the White House. Thing is, Rahm, Braum and Cinco are not good for Chicago! Wish we could toss them all out and start all over. Take a good look at Chicago, if Braum or Cinco get in you will be looking at Detroit! Rahm will set all the illegals free and left for us taxpayers to continue to pay their way! I'm moving out of Illinois this town is going down the tubes as fast as the rest of the US!

    January 25, 2011 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  12. Paul

    go rahm.

    January 25, 2011 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  13. rmr

    short and sweet

    January 25, 2011 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  14. Chas

    Laws don't mean a thing, it's all politics, I have NO doubt he'll be on the ballot!

    January 25, 2011 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  15. big AL

    Bowing down to politics so the Democrats don't whine & cry as always. Right is right and wrong is wrong.

    January 25, 2011 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  16. Sheila Etheridge

    that was fast...

    January 25, 2011 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  17. robb

    A rule is a rule, or is this more Chicago / Obama politics at work.
    Will it ever end? oh yea thats right, in 2012.

    January 25, 2011 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  18. Gidget

    Glad the Illinois Supreme court acted quickly. Emanuel will make Chicago the best Mayor they have ever had in this City.

    January 25, 2011 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  19. Geoffrey

    I thought serving as a staff member for the Commander-in-Chief was synonomous as serving in the Armed Forces. Emmanuel never changed his residency......he went TDY to D.C This crap!!!! YES WE CAN!! YES WE CAN!!! Run Emaunel..Run..enough is enough!!

    January 25, 2011 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  20. mike228

    Total BS. If this was anyone else, they would have told him to go pound sand.

    January 25, 2011 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  21. 8andSkate

    Randall from Monsters, Inc. with the save!

    January 25, 2011 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  22. Jeff D

    I'm glad that they've granted a stay so they can get this straightened out. To all of those who think he's not able to run because of him working in Washington for the government and hadn't lived in IL for a year this time around, think about this; by your logic, everytime a member of congress gets elected, technically that person has moved out of the state they represent and thus they shouldn't get to be able to run for re-election because technically they haven't resided in that state for the allotted time required by law in most states.

    January 25, 2011 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  23. Anonymous

    Seems easy to settle. Where has Emanuel been voting?

    January 25, 2011 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  24. George

    If he didnt live in chicago, then he should not be aloud to run. These r the people that are ruining this country

    January 25, 2011 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  25. Aeromechanic.

    No matter what anyone says, the facts are that he maintained a residence in Chicago WHILE he fulfilled his dutries as a top official on the President's staff. To say that Chicago was no longer his home is ridicuous.

    January 25, 2011 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
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