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Rahm Emanuel Cannot Run For Mayor.

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by Yegomasika, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. Yegomasika

    Yegomasika JF-Expert Member

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    Appeals court: Emanuel cannot run for mayor
    Judges say former White House chief of staff is not a Chicago resident

    msnbc.com staff and news service reports

    updated 2 hours 2 minutes ago

    An Illinois Appeals Court has ruled that
    former White House Chief of Staff Rahm
    Emanuel's name can't appear on the ballot for C
    hicago mayor because he didn't live in the
    city in the year before the election.

    The court voted 2-1 to overturn a judge's
    ruling to keep Emanuel's name on the Feb. 22

    "It's a surprise," Kevin Forde, a lawyer
    representing Emanuel, told the
    Chicago Sun-

    Those challenging Emanuel's candidacy have
    argued that the Democrat doesn't meet the
    one-year residency requirement because he
    rented out his Chicago home and moved his
    family to Washington to work for President
    Barack Obama for nearly two years.

    Emanuel has said he always intended to return
    to Chicago and was only living in Washington
    at the request of the president.

    There was no immediate response from
    Emanuel on Monday. The appellate court's
    ruling is not the final step in the process and
    its decision can be appealed to the Illinois
    Supreme Court.

    An attorney for Emanuel, Mike Kasper, told the
    Chicago Sun-Times he plans to file an appeal
    by Tuesday.

    Emanuel is one of several candidates vying to
    replace Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, who
    didn't seek a seventh term. Emanuel moved
    back to Chicago in October after he quit
    working for Obama to campaign full-time.

    Before Monday's ruling, attorney Burt
    Odelson, who represents voters objecting to
    Emanuel's candidacy, had little luck trying to
    keep Emanuel off the ballot. The Chicago
    Board of Election Commissioners and a Cook
    County judge have both ruled in favor of
    Emanuel, a former congressman, saying he
    didn't abandon his Chicago residency when he
    went to work at the White House.
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    Yegomasika JF-Expert Member

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    Ill. court issues stay; Rahm back on the ballot

    From NBC's John Yang
    The Illinois Supreme Court has just issued a stay of the appeals court's order knocking Rahm Emanuel off the ballot and directing the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners to restore his name to the ballot.
    This is a strong indication that the court will accept the case and, perhaps, of which way the justices are leaning.