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Illinois Supreme Court Puts Rahm Emanuel Back On Chicago Mayoral Ballot

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And so Chicago politics continues in the good old fashion way.

From the Illinois Supreme Court: Given the record before us, it is simply not possible to find clearly erroneous the Board’s determination that the objectors failed to prove that the candidate had abandoned his Chicago residence. We therefore reverse the decision of the appellate court and affirm the decision of the circuit court, which confirmed the Board’s decision. So there will be no mistake, let us be entirely clear. This court’s decision is based on the following and only on the following: (1) what it means to be a resident for election purposes was clearly established long ago, and Illinois law has been consistent on the matter since at least the 19th Century; (2) the novel standard adopted by the appellate court majority is without any foundation in Illinois law; (3) the Board’s factual findings were not against the manifest weight of the evidence; and (4) the Board’s decision was not clearly erroneous.

Invoice for corruption rendered is in the mail.

 

Some further perspectives from the WaPo:

Emanuel's legal victory comes less than a month before the Feb. 22 primary where polling suggests he is a clear frontrunner.

A Chicago Tribune/WGN poll released over the weekend -- which now seems like a millenium ago given the twists and turns in the contest since then -- showed Emanuel at 44 percent while former Sen. Carol Moseley Braun took 21 percent and former Chicago Public Schools Superintendent Gery Chico received 16 percent. No other candidate took double digit support.

If Emanuel is able to win more than 50 percent next month, he would avoid an April 5 runoff with the second highest vote-getter.

Prior to the legal contretemps, Emanuel was widely expected to reach that mark -- thanks in no small part to his financial dominance in the contest. Emanuel reported collecting nearly $12 million for the race well beyond Chico's $2.4 million and Moseley Braun's $446,000.

Mayor Richard M. Daley is leaving office this spring after 32 years in office, the longest tenured mayor ever in the history of the Windy City. Daley's father -- Richard J. Daley -- served as mayor from 1955 until his death in 1976.

Emanuel, who represented a Chicago-area district in Congress from 2002 until he resigned in 2009 to serve as chief of staff, has made no secret of his desire to serve as mayor of Chicago.

Should he win the office, he will almost immediately be part of the conversation about future statewide offices including governor and senator.

 

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Thu, 01/27/2011 - 19:15 | 911170 gwar5
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That was quick. Too bad he can't fix IL debt that fast.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 19:35 | 911259 Rahm
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Check made out to MF'in supremes bitchezzz!

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 19:42 | 911287 Max Hunter
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What happens if Israel goes to war (officially) and Rahm gets a call to report for duty??...

Anyone think of that!!! ??

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 19:52 | 911320 knukles
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Watchu mean?  He's ah rezdent huf Chigahgo an dah mayah.  Woos askin? 

 

 

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 20:21 | 911422 TwistedSys
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Those of you who woud like to see Rahm skullfuck the other candidates, do tune in to wgntv.com at 8 Eastern for live coverage of mayoral debate.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 21:39 | 911643 Problem Is
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"What happens if Israel goes to war (officially) and Rahm gets a call to report for duty??..."

Rahm-tard will mobilize the Illinois National Guard and send them to Israel...

Obummer is too spineless and ball-less to say anything about it...

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 22:13 | 911720 Michael
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Rahm Emanual and Barack Obama belonged to the same Gay Chicago Bath House.

EXPOSED: Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Political Syndicate

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inn_-YAcVCQ

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 19:48 | 911302 Cheesy Bastard
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That was quick.

They had to decide quick, there was snow on the way.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 22:17 | 911734 ejhickey
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Once he is elected as Mayor, he will begin working on "fixing" Illinois' and chicago's debt problem.   However it will not be "fixed " by budget cutting or reducing pension.  The holders of Illinois and Chicago debt will bear the brunt of this fix.  It might be some kind of a haircut or current holders of this debt will be coerced into taking on additional debt at below market rates so Illinois can avoid the pain of austerity.   perhaps Rahm will lean on the rating agencies to upgrade Illinois and chicago debt in order to get lower rates.  Having Rahm as mayor of chicago is part of the Administration's method of dealing with the the debt problems in Illinois.  It also helps that Bill Daley from Morgan Stanley is now Chief of Staff.   right now I would not want to be holding Illinois debt, even to use as toilet paper.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 22:32 | 911777 masterinchancery
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As a member of the Illinois Bar--what a joke.  They could have covered this up much better. Not that he isn't the best candidate, but the stench of corruption is overpowering. Glad I am making tracks from this bunch of crooks and losers.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 06:55 | 912334 ColonelCooper
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Okay.  I can't freaking stand Rahm.  But, where was he from before he went to be Dipshit's Chief of Staff?  When he served in the house, who did he represent?  He has to be from somewhere.  Where is it?  Did he sell his house, establish residency somewhere else?  The guy is a prick, and Chicago is a cesspool, but this doesn't exactly seem like carpetbagging.

I can't stand Pelosi either, but are we to say that she isn't a resident of California?

I have had years where I only spent a handful of nights in my house; on the road working.  I still vote in the precinct my house is.  Is that wrong? 

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 19:16 | 911172 Agent P
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This is a travesty!  I predict there will be massive protests in Egypt tomorrow over this.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 19:50 | 911313 VegasBD
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Whats the over/under for protesters killed tomorrow?

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 21:52 | 911672 New_Meat
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venue? time period?

all venues?  All time?  --> 100%

gotta narrow down the field a skosh.

- Ned

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 19:16 | 911173 ReallySparky
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They deserve him.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 19:41 | 911284 Pool Shark
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Yep.

If Chicagoans are stupid enough to vote for him, they will get what they deserve: even more corrupt government.

Of course, Moseley-Braun isn't much of an alternative...

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 20:00 | 911351 detersbb
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This is the legally correct decision as residence is synomonous with registration/registered.  It is no way impliel actual being present except for in the record archives of the manicipal corporation.  Anyone that is a registered voter can run in a manipical corporation for any position provided that they have been registed for the time specified REGARDLESS is they actually live in the state or not.

 

Live and reside are not the same.  1 is a common law legal term, the other a Maritime-Admiralty-UCC term.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 01:10 | 912102 masterinchancery
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not true, but the fix was in.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 19:17 | 911180 Segestan
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#5   Never mess with the chosen.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 19:17 | 911182 lizzy36
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Wow, didn't realize Ken Griffen had a seat on the Illionis Supreme Court.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 19:45 | 911292 Max Hunter
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I'm going to invent a new religion where white American mutts are the chosen people... hmmm.. unless someone already did..

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 22:30 | 911772 bonin006
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the Mormons already did

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 02:25 | 912177 Dr. Porkchop
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They did, it's called NASCAR.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 06:31 | 912319 Surly1
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True dat! And funny!

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 19:18 | 911184 QQQBall
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Well, they can sell the mayor's residence for revenues and he can run Chitown outta a D.C. townhome.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 19:20 | 911189 Lady Heather...UNCLE
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Rahm Israel Emmanuel...with a name like that, was there ever any doubt that he would not be allowed power?  USA...why has your God (in whom you trusted) forsaken you? 

P.S.  when you dance with the devil (USA's 51st state), you don't lead

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 21:08 | 911576 puckles
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Perhaps.  But do remember that he is running in a city that has the largest Polish population outside of Warsaw, and the utterly vast majority aren't Jewish. There is, also, a remaining large Irish minority who still favor keeping the Chicago River green on St. Paddy's Day. There is a significant Italian population as well.  All of these minorities are Catholic.  Then there is the South Side Black population...Somehow, I have a very hard time imagining Rahm getting elected unless via outright fraud, which is also common in Chicago, where commonly the dead vote.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 23:27 | 911918 kdervin
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Not to mention that Chicago took all of Clark County's (NV) malfunctioning electronic voting machines.

 

The vote will go exactly as they plan it to go, and it doesn't matter how Chicagoans intend to vote.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 01:05 | 912097 trav7777
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nobody even knows he's a freakin jew!

It is VERBOTEN to even IDENTIFY a jew as a jew...look at what happened to Helen Thomas

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 04:08 | 912237 CH1
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Doesn't matter, Trav, these guys have a burning need to scream "Jew." Any opportunity will do. Sick.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 01:25 | 912124 palmereldritch
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Maybe he can court the German vote, his family surname was originally Auerbach:

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9804E4D61631F936A25755C0A...

[snip]:

The Boys went to summer camp in Israel, and reveled in the family lore: in 1933, after their uncle Emanuel Auerbach was killed in a skirmish with Arabs in Jerusalem, the family changed its last name to his first, as a tribute.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 23:30 | 911930 Oh regional Indian
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It gets stranger still when you realize that Rahm's father was the head of Irgun, the dirty arm of the Israeli/Mossad establishment. Bombings/rape, genocide, nothing Irgun would not do for Israel's' greater glory.

And this guy's son got to be THE voice in Obama's ear through his grooming? It's kind of like everyone (at least man on the street) never questioning the Bush background with Prescott and the like, Nazi connections, BCCI, Iran Contra, Savings and loan....

Sheep and shepherd, a timeless relationship of trust till the cull comes.

ORI

 

http://aadivaahan.wordpress.com/2011/01/27/wisdom-for-warriors-6/

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 19:20 | 911194 Fred Hayek
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Please.  Politicians everywhere lie and cheat on residency requirements.  In central Mass., U.S. representative Jim McGovern, a useless drag on the world's supply of oxygen, was clearly not an actual resident of the district before he got elected to rule, er, I mean "represent" us.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 19:29 | 911230 Rainman
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......yes, the old Rent-A-Shack residency ploy. That scheme has been alive long time.

Now let us pay homage......the Chicago regime presses on without interruption !

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 19:20 | 911196 Bill Lumbergh
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"You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.  And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before."

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 19:21 | 911201 max2205
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Alan Keys!!

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 19:24 | 911213 nmewn
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"This court’s decision is based on the following and only on the following: (1) what it means to be a resident for election purposes was clearly established long ago, and Illinois law has been consistent on the matter since at least the 19th Century;"

So I guess Hillary is still a resident...LOL.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 19:30 | 911231 NOTW777
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LOL yes that makes it clear. the fact that he was not actually residing there over the past year has nothing to do with him being a "resident"

it all depends on what the meaning of "is" is

do we have confidence in our courts?

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 19:33 | 911249 nmewn
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They got the best law money can buy up there ;-)

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 21:56 | 911687 New_Meat
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"do we have confidence in our courts?"

negarory, big ben, nor NOTW777

But we here in the Commonwealth have our SUPREME judicial court to tell us how things are done.

- Ned

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 19:27 | 911223 CowboyMonkey
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Nobody saw this coming. <sarc>

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 19:28 | 911228 Alcoholic Nativ...
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WHO the hell would go from right hand man of the president to what the hell are we talking about again? WTF something doesn't make sense here.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 07:04 | 912344 ColonelCooper
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Imagine if you were Rahm.  Serious, efficient, talented, effective, ball buster (all true even if you can't stand him).....  You work for that bumbling teleprompter fumbling dipshit in the White House?

You wouldn't be able to get out of there fast enough either.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 19:30 | 911229 mynhair
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Be civil, dead people have voting rights, too!

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 21:14 | 911591 Nikao7
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lol

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 19:30 | 911232 Cheesy Bastard
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No dissenting opinion.  Every single judge bought and paid for. 

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 22:52 | 911830 LostWages
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Rahmbo's supporters urged to vote early and often.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 19:31 | 911237 Aristarchan
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Reckon a call from the POTUS came into play here?

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 19:33 | 911247 mynhair
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You mean TOTUS?

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 19:33 | 911253 Cheesy Bastard
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A call from POTUS can be a strong motivator.  I think the death threats were probably a stronger one, though.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 20:02 | 911364 rwe2late
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 I think the court already realized that  having proof of residency is only a selectively applied requirement for holding political office.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 20:16 | 911409 Pegasus Muse
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TOTUS proved you don't even have to be a natural born citizen to be the annointed Bankster Boy.  Where is that birth certificate?

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 19:32 | 911242 Midas Mulligan
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Corrupt, filthy bastards.

There is no justice to be found in this depraved nation.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 19:33 | 911246 NOTW777
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to show his gratitude if elected Rahm will change the name of the court to the

Supreme Rahm Court of the State of Obama

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 19:39 | 911278 Translational Lift
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Rahm the Supreme Court of the State of Obama

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 19:33 | 911251 Rahm
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MF'in supremes bitchezzz!

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 19:34 | 911254 Gene Parmesan
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They (Rahm and Chicago) deserve each other.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 19:35 | 911258 mynhair
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Sputnik!  You apparatchik!

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 00:43 | 912072 palmereldritch
Thu, 01/27/2011 - 19:36 | 911264 Misean
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This truly surprises me.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 19:38 | 911270 Translational Lift
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You can buy anything in Illinois..........

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 19:40 | 911280 Smokey1
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What a crock of shit. Corrupt bastards.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 19:40 | 911283 DosZap
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I knew a Reach Around on O would git R Dun!!

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 19:49 | 911304 frankoo
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It just took a phone call from the Obamas.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 19:46 | 911295 Ned Zeppelin
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What the court is saying is that the decision of the initial Board is subject to challenge only if it is utterly without basis in fact, and patently erroneous as a matter of law. The legal definition of "residency,"  an amalgam of objective facts and subjective intent, is definitely a slippery legal concept in America, and was fuzzy long before the world ever heard of Rahm Emanuel.  Suffice to say that the law in general gives you, the individual, the right to decide where you are a resident, even though you may have many homes. I think that's a good thing. It's also measured by some objective facts (payment of taxes, voter registration), but those do not end the inquiry. And given the facts, and what the Court says is Illinois law, Rahm should be on the ballot.  And I'm no fan, but that's the right outcome. Read the decision, skip over the overly legal stuff if you get bored, because they make it pretty clear in the end.  

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 19:56 | 911336 Misean
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Carpetbaggers have a long and distinguished position in this nation's history. Just ask Hitlery.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 19:48 | 911303 Arius
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Great news!  Rahm deserves to be on the ballot - the people then have the choice to vote....

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 19:51 | 911312 JR
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Illinois Supreme Court: "Justice Charles Freeman, D-Chicago, 76, elected 1990. Freeman is the court’s first African-American justice. He worked as a prosecutor and an assistant attorney general before becoming a judge 34 years ago. He administered the oath of office to Mayor Harold Washington. Last month, on Freeman’s recommendation, the Supreme Court appointed the wife of Emanuel’s main attorney, Mike Kasper, to a vacancy on the Cook County Circuit Court. Freeman is a native of Richmond, Va." – January 26, 2011 -- http://www.suntimes.com/news/3491163-418/story.html

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 20:12 | 911395 spongeBOB
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This one is a surprise but my guess she was the last to vote..

Justice Anne Burke, D-Chicago, 66, elected 2008. Burke, wife of Ald. Edward Burke (14th), who supports Emanuel rival Gery Chico

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 20:15 | 911403 spongeBOB
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This one is a surprise but my guess she was the last to vote..

Justice Anne Burke, D-Chicago, 66, elected 2008. Burke, wife of Ald. Edward Burke (14th), who supports Emanuel rival Gery Chico

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 19:56 | 911332 spanish inquisition
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It is said that Daley resigned because he "didn't want to die in office like his father".

I wonder where he got that idea?

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 20:01 | 911362 spongeBOB
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Nothing left to steal.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 19:56 | 911333 spongeBOB
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Our Chicago's own Ben Ali:

<Mayor Richard M. Daley is leaving office this spring after 32 years in office, the longest tenured mayor ever in the history of the Windy City. Daley's father -- Richard J. Daley -- served as mayor from 1955 until his death in 1976.>

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 19:59 | 911350 chockl
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JEW BASTARD.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 20:53 | 911523 nmewn
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Banker Troll.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 21:59 | 911696 New_Meat
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so unbecomming ;-)

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 20:57 | 911544 Id fight Gandhi
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That the name on the ballot?

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 20:04 | 911370 Hedgetard55
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How fitting that Rahm will be Mayor during Chicago's and Illinois' financial Apocalypse.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 21:20 | 911603 Nikao7
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TPTB probbly what Rham there for when the shtf.  He will glory in using the heavy hand of the police state.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 22:03 | 911706 New_Meat
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"TPTB probbly what Rham"

Yep, they'll what Rham as in "wtf are you doing?"

can we have a u-tube?

- Ned

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 20:10 | 911389 digalert
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The Zionist Illinois Supreme Court...

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 20:55 | 911535 nmewn
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Banker Troll.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 20:14 | 911401 CynicLaureate
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Sometimes good things happen to bad people...

I read the whole decision, including the minority dissent who agree with the outcome, and it's a good result.  If you're leaving your home temporarily to serve the "Business of the United States", then renting out your home while vacant is not evidence of "abandonment".

I'm no fan of Rahm, but it's clear to me that the law is on his side in this case.

I find it no small matter of consolation that being elected Mayor of Chicago will keep him from serving in any national office that would affect me down here in Texas.

If Chicago chooses to vote him into office, they deserve what they get.

 

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 21:00 | 911552 Id fight Gandhi
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They have they're own ways. Don't pay your dues and they'll take a finger.... Oh wait.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 21:44 | 911655 dogbreath
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there is no such thing as bad publicity.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 00:38 | 912063 ejhickey
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Just pray that you have no connection, direct or indirect, with any muni bonds from Illinois.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 20:15 | 911405 Rockfish
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I am not from nor have ever lived but did visit Chicago in 1986. I really don't give a rats ass about nor have any strong opinion one way or the other about R. E. With that said I did read the opinion, all 25 pages and I believe the finding correct. 

Let the tomatoes fly. 

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 20:24 | 911426 JR
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The point is practically no individual citizen could get a state supreme court order within hours after losing an appeal, unless the Court is in the pocket of Rahm Emanuel and his backers.

Demographics of Chicago: Wikipedia

As of the 2000 United States Census, there were 2,896,016 people, 1,061,928 households, and 632,909 families residing within Chicago. More than half the population of the state of Illinois lives in the Chicago metropolitan area…There were 1,152,868 housing units at an average density of 5,075.8 per square mile (1,959.8/km²). Of the 1,061,928 households, 28.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.1% were married couples living together, 18.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.4% were non-families. The median income for a household in the city was $38,625, and the median income for a family was $46,748. Males had a median income of $35,907 versus $30,536 for females. Below the poverty line are 19.6% of the population and 16.6% of the families.

The racial makeup of the city was 42.0% white (includes most of Chicago’s Hispanic population), 36.8% black, 4.4% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.4% Native American, 13.6% from other races, and 2.9% from two or more races. 26.0% of the population were Hispanic of any race. 21.7% of the population was foreign born; of this, 56.3% came from Latin America, 23.1% from Europe, 18.0% from Asia and 2.6% from other parts of the world.[4] The 2007 community survey for the U.S. Census showed little variation.[5] Chicago has the fifth highest foreign-born population in the country… (This page was last modified on 25 January 2011)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_Chicago

In 2000, more than 90% of all Hispanics in Illinois lived in the Chicago Metro Area… By 2025, the Hispanic population of Illinois is projected by the U.S. Census Bureau to grow from 1,530,000 to 2,275,000 – an additional 50% increase. --  Crisis: An Alarming Percentage of Hispanic Youth in the Chicago Metro Area Are Dropouts and Jobless,  Design for Change 2003

http://www.designsforchange.org/pdfs/HispDropoutFacts10_27_0.pdf

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 20:48 | 911507 Rainman
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Chitown has to stay in the front door of the USG for the next 2 years....it's all about the money. What better way than through Daley the other Brother and Rahm ?? These are made guys, capos, who have the ear of the don. No need to think this plan will not go as specifically designed.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 21:22 | 911607 Nikao7
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EXACTLY

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 00:35 | 912058 ejhickey
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Sure.  What could possibly go wrong?  Looks like the perfect plan is in place.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 22:56 | 911841 CynicLaureate
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Courts supreme tend to move quickly on ballot matters, but it can't have hurt that Rahm is connected.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 21:02 | 911556 ebworthen
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Supreme Courts seem particularly talented at ignoring the rule of law and being bent with the smallest of political breezes.

 

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 21:00 | 911558 no cnbc cretin
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Rahm sucks!

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 22:05 | 911708 Segestan
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After hearing Rahm in the debate... he is the best choice. Sure glad i don't live in Chicago.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 22:15 | 911725 Yen Cross
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This is a topic I could go Balistic on. The white House henchman treatens to raise Illinois Taxes. Ohh wait that has been done. What a farce! This guy looks like a troll. Ram Emanhole.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 22:19 | 911739 The Count
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There is already a disproportionate amount of Jews in US politics. The world really doesn't need Rahm (who talks like this: $&#*@(&*&#%(&#*@$_)!

 

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 23:21 | 911912 bunkermeatheadp...
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Not a single Protestant on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Guess the desire for diversity only works for everyone but WASPS.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 23:30 | 911927 Yen Cross
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I am a proud non descriminating WASP.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 22:56 | 911838 fleur de lis
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They're not even taking pains to hide the corruption, or cover their tracks. And why would they, different sets of laws for different sets of citizens. They are so protected now they and the courts can bypass and flaunt their disrespect for the laws and gloat in broad daylight. The Mafia was never this bad.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 23:17 | 911900 bunkermeatheadp...
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Page 11-13 is where the Illinois Supreme Court begins comparing apples and oranges.

The Smith case addresses federal appointments, couched in Illinois state law.

The Fed, state is completely distinguished from a local candidacy.

The intent, I believe, of requireing "resided in" rather than the "residency" test is that the city believed that a qualified candidate had lived through local issues before running for local office (i.e. drove over potholes, drank tap water that smelled, etc.)

I only read the opinion, I have not read each sides arguments in their briefs, maybe I will have a different opinion in the morn.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 23:19 | 911904 bunkermeatheadp...
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Sleepy and drank vodka, I can't even spell requiring correctly.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 00:28 | 912050 Kina
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This decision could be honest, political or corrupt. Problem is so widespread and systemic is corruption in the US no one knows for sure.

 

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 00:29 | 912053 lunaticfringe
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I think Rahm, Chicago, and Illinois are perfect for each other. Can't wait to see his paycheck bounce. More taxes bitcheezz

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 01:03 | 912095 Hitman
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Reading the commentary first before the legal ruling, I would have assumed the guy had either been absent from the state for 10+ years, or a resident for the past 3 or 4 months.  If you were born in a City, lived virtually your entire life there, still owned a house, still paid taxes, still had your drivers license, seems pretty reasonable to be considered a resident. 

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 01:33 | 912133 AssFire
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Laughing my ass off in Texas..LMAOIT

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 02:24 | 912175 Quantum Nucleonics
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Another black women gets screwed.  Carol Mosley Brown, 20 points down in second place.  Could have been her job.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 02:45 | 912187 Joe Sixpack
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"the novel standard adopted by the appellate court majority is without any foundation in Illinois law"

 

So, the idea that words have meaning and are placed in laws for a specific purpose is novel to Illinois law.

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 04:51 | 912255 Titus
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A sad day when Rahm gets elected, even for Chicago....

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