Somehow, I believe this will not be the end of Rahm Emanuel’s battle to get on the Chicago Mayoral Ballot…
UPDATE: A prominent Illinois election lawyer who asked to remain anonymous because of his many political clients in Chicago, told the Huffington Post that there may be hope for Emanuel yet.
The Illinois Supreme Court, he said, “would certainly give the Appellate Court respect but I wouldn’t say that they are constrained from reversing their decision.”
That said, Monday’s two-to-one ruling throwing Emanuel’s name off the Chicago mayoral ballot was a major legal set back that dramatically complicated the former White House chief of staff’s run for the post. Rather than seek a rehearing with the appellate court, the Illinois lawyer said he expected the Emanuel campaign to appeal the decision to the state Supreme Court either Wednesday or as early as Tuesday. The Court will likely choose to take the case before the week was over.
“This is a matter of serious importance affecting essentially half of the state of Illinois just because of the population and impact of the economy,” the lawyer said. “So you can expect the Supreme Court will act very quickly. The parties will simply recycle their briefs responding to the appellate court opinion.”
The Chicago News Cooperative reported Monday morning that an Illinois Appellate Court overturned a decision regarding Rahm Emanuel’s Chicago residency. The court reportedly decided Emanuel is not eligible to run for mayor of Chicago because he has not been a resident of the city for one year. More…
- Rahm Emanuel Tossed Off Chicago Mayoral Ballot (theawl.com)
- Illinois Appellate Court Decides Rahm Emanuel Not Chicago Resident; Can’t Run For Mayor (mediaite.com)
- Court says Rahm Emanuel ineligible to run for Chicago mayor – USA Today (news.google.com)
- Rahm Emanuel’s Residency Case Continues (huffingtonpost.com)
- Residency case continues against Emanuel (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- GOOD IMPRESSION: Andy Samberg stumps for Rahm (politico.com)