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Rahm Emanuel Removed From Chicago Mayoral Ballot By Court; includes Video of Emanuel Response

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The Illinois Appellate court has concluded that Rahm Emanuel should not be on the Chicago Mayoral Primary ballot.   (Read the ruling here.)

Two of three judges made the decision that Emanuel did not meet the one year residency requirement. 

The Chicago Tribune reports, " Emanuel, who rented out his North Side home, has responded he never abandoned his residence because he continued to own the home, paid property taxes on it and voted as a Chicago resident."

The court went into extensive discussion of the meaning of the word "Residence" to reach this conclusion, including this commentary :

..requirements that  candidates "reside in" the area they would represent "can only be  truly served by requiring such representatives to be and remain  actual residents of the units which they represent, in  contradistinction from constructive residents.  A mere constructive  resident has no better opportunities for knowing the wants and  rightful demands of his constituents, than a non-resident, and is  as much beyond the wholesome influence of direct contact with them..."
It is expected that Emanuel will appeal to the Illinois Supreme court.


 

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You know what Emanuel probably thinks of the decis... by Kevin Gosztola on Monday, Jan 24, 2011 at 12:42:39 PM
In this instance, I don't care if it's Rahm Emanue... by Jack Flanders on Monday, Jan 24, 2011 at 1:15:46 PM
Even were he to prevail with an appeal, I suspect ... by Sherwin Steffin on Monday, Jan 24, 2011 at 1:41:56 PM
on this planet, Rahm Emanuel has Bill Clinton and ... by Rob Kall on Monday, Jan 24, 2011 at 1:46:34 PM
I was born and raised in Chicago and it is "home" ... by Georgianne Nienaber on Monday, Jan 24, 2011 at 2:12:13 PM
..the title, "Rahm Emanuel Removed from Chicago Ma... by Otay on Monday, Jan 24, 2011 at 2:59:38 PM
So if a soldier has a two year stint in Afghanista... by Steve Consilvio on Monday, Jan 24, 2011 at 3:00:00 PM
It is not a lame interpretation. I don't think the... by Jack Flanders on Monday, Jan 24, 2011 at 4:24:07 PM
The right to vote in a district is different than ... by Richard Pietrasz on Monday, Jan 24, 2011 at 7:40:20 PM
I am shocked that a court in IL actually did somet... by sbaker on Monday, Jan 24, 2011 at 3:11:52 PM
Chicago Doesn't Need Another gangster. Emanuel cou... by Sherwood Ross on Monday, Jan 24, 2011 at 4:12:07 PM
Because if he doesn't, he's liable to go back to D... by Nikk Katzman on Monday, Jan 24, 2011 at 4:13:38 PM
for the court to claim that his residency was ques... by John Sanchez Jr. on Monday, Jan 24, 2011 at 4:51:21 PM
but I can only support candidates who:A. have no t... by BaronVonRothschild on Monday, Jan 24, 2011 at 5:22:41 PM
Someone who doesn't have this Dual-citizenship Isr... by Bia Winter on Tuesday, Jan 25, 2011 at 1:24:23 PM
He is a cocky, wiseass, know-it-all who's only con... by Bob Kral on Monday, Jan 24, 2011 at 4:56:44 PM
A loooooong time. In related news, my middle fing... by BaronVonRothschild on Monday, Jan 24, 2011 at 5:17:24 PM
I carry no brief for Rahm Emanuel, but it seems to... by Siegfried Othmer on Monday, Jan 24, 2011 at 5:57:19 PM
the Obama Administration; however, members of Cong... by Mark Adams JD/MBA on Monday, Jan 24, 2011 at 6:16:12 PM
The purpose of the rule is to ensure that people a... by Steve Consilvio on Monday, Jan 24, 2011 at 7:28:58 PM
..Is that they should be residents who are PRESENT... by Bia Winter on Tuesday, Jan 25, 2011 at 1:28:50 PM
By your standard, anyone who moves to Washington t... by Steve Consilvio on Wednesday, Jan 26, 2011 at 9:49:06 AM
Are you telling me there's no such issue here? And... by Bia Winter on Wednesday, Jan 26, 2011 at 1:04:45 PM
A guy who has collected the signatures, has a camp... by Steve Consilvio on Thursday, Jan 27, 2011 at 7:32:02 AM
I'm sure he'll be able to buy himself a few JUDGES... by Bia Winter on Thursday, Jan 27, 2011 at 4:08:31 PM
OMG, there is a supreme being! There is an arc o... by Michael Collins on Monday, Jan 24, 2011 at 8:25:03 PM
I suspected this country had gone crazy and this c... by Nancy S on Monday, Jan 24, 2011 at 9:00:17 PM
...their Heads would Explode!... by Bia Winter on Tuesday, Jan 25, 2011 at 1:31:21 PM
Dirty f#cking hippies! Get off the lawn!Maybe the ... by phidipidese on Monday, Jan 24, 2011 at 11:53:56 PM
"Top Court halts printing of Chicago ballot withou... by Bia Winter on Wednesday, Jan 26, 2011 at 1:12:01 PM
Chicago deserves a mayor with insight, and this co... by Allen Oliver on Tuesday, Jan 25, 2011 at 7:16:56 AM
Rahm doesn't seem to know which Country he is a re... by Samuel Bryan on Tuesday, Jan 25, 2011 at 9:48:44 AM
That's MY problem with him too!... by Bia Winter on Tuesday, Jan 25, 2011 at 1:33:22 PM
We are not just dealing with the globalization of,... by Donald on Tuesday, Jan 25, 2011 at 3:19:22 PM
how can they claim that someone who is working in ... by Bethanne on Tuesday, Jan 25, 2011 at 6:59:26 PM
yeah, agreed... obviously you are not a Rothschild... by Michael Rose on Wednesday, Jan 26, 2011 at 4:06:50 AM
What is your problem in questioning the decision? ... by BFalcon on Wednesday, Jan 26, 2011 at 9:48:01 AM
There is no such thing as "The Law." The law is ho... by Steve Consilvio on Wednesday, Jan 26, 2011 at 12:10:28 PM
"The law is how it is interpreted" You might be a... by BFalcon on Wednesday, Jan 26, 2011 at 3:49:34 PM
The purpose of the law is to protect the rights of... by Steve Consilvio on Thursday, Jan 27, 2011 at 7:23:48 AM
And the law may be wrong, but until it is changed ... by BFalcon on Thursday, Jan 27, 2011 at 10:33:42 AM
I am by no means a Republican. But you are a typic... by Steve Consilvio on Thursday, Jan 27, 2011 at 7:26:23 AM
And nobody is trying to execute Rahm for something... by BFalcon on Thursday, Jan 27, 2011 at 10:41:25 AM
Tyranny can also be by an individual. It has to do... by Steve Consilvio on Thursday, Jan 27, 2011 at 6:43:42 PM
That "there is no law", basically only interpretat... by BFalcon on Thursday, Jan 27, 2011 at 9:13:16 PM