Monday, January 24, 2011

Court: Emanuel ineligible for mayor's race

UPDATE January 25, 2010: The Illinois Supreme Court has decided to consider Rahm Emanuel's appeal. They will review the briefs filed with the appellate court and will not hear oral arguments on the issue. Rahm Emanuel, a former congressman and top member of President Barack Obama’s administration, was declared ineligible to run for mayor of Chicago by an appellate court today.

The court ruled 2-1 that Emanuel — who left Chicago to work for Obama in Washington, D.C., but continued to vote and own a residence in Chicago — does not meet the residency requirements to appear on the ballot in the February 22 election.

Emanuel is the front runner — over opponents Carol Moseley Braun, Gery Chico, Patricia Van Pelt-Watkins and William Walls — in recent polls, as well as campaign fund raising. He told reporters he plans to appeal the decision to the Illinois Supreme Court.


Garry said...

Goodbye RE! We'll miss you ;-(

Anonymous said...

The Supreme Court will do exactly as the exactly as the money lords of the corrupt Illinois Political Combine dictate. Rahm will be on the ballot. The only good part of this whole thing is that we are getting to see just which judges in the court system are dirty--top to bottom. What else could you expect from the court system that brought us Graylord?

Anonymous said...


It seems like I was right. It also looks like the whole Supreme Court is "on the take". Well, at least two of them had the decency to lay off the only two honest judges in State of Illinois.

P.S. Just a quick question; would the State of Intoxication be a more appropriate name for where we live?