They may suck at football, but at least the IL state court system is spot on.... For now?
[cbs.com]The Illinois Appellate Court has tossed mayoral frontrunner Rahm Emanuel off the ballot, reversing the decision of a lower court.
The Appellate Court reached a 2-1 decision to remove Emanuel.
Appellate judges Thomas Hoffman and Shelvin Louise Marie Hall ruled against Emanuel. Justice Bertina Lampkin voted in favor of keeping President Obama’s former chief of staff on the Feb. 22 ballot.
“It’s a surprise,” said Kevin Forde, the attorney who argued on Emanuel’s behalf.
Emanuel’s attorneys are expected to use Lampkin’s dissenting opinion to appeal the case to the Illinois Supreme Court.
In today’s ruling, Hoffman wrote: “We … order that the candidate’s name be excluded (or if, necessary, be removed) from the ballot from Chicago’s Feb. 22, 2011.”
Opponents have been trying to get Emanuel removed on the grounds that he did not reside in Chicago for a year before the upcoming February election. He moved to Washington, D.C., two years ago to work for President Barack Obama.
Answer by spottedpony at 11:53 PM on Jan. 24, 2011
Answer by Carpy at 2:10 PM on Jan. 24, 2011
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Answer by Carpy at 3:24 PM on Jan. 24, 2011
Answer by Brickhouse95 at 4:10 PM on Jan. 24, 2011
LOL, I was just reading about that. Funny. I'm sure he will file an appeal.
Answer by QuinnMae at 1:39 PM on Jan. 24, 2011
and let the residents decide
They already decided when they wrote the regulation that you have to live in the city for 12 months prior to the election. They didn't just decide that now. He should have thought this through and taken back him home and re-established his residency 12 months ago. It is Chicago's regulation for anyone running for mayor even Rahm 'dead fish' Emanuel.
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Answer by jewjewbee at 4:47 PM on Jan. 24, 2011
Next question overall
What is it about breastfeeding in public that has you so against it?