27 January 2011

Illinois Supremes Rule Emanual Qualifies For Windy City Mayoral Ballot

In a unanimous decision today, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled that Rahn Emanual, former White House chief of staff and Chicago mayoral candidate, can be on the ballot. His candidacy was challenged by Chicago residents who alleged he did not meet he state's residency requirements, which say an individual must have resided in the city for at least one year prior to the election.

This is an issue that probably needs to be reviewed by the Illinois state legislature. At the very least to clean up vague language that has Emanual supporters and opponents at war with each other (oops, that wasn't very civil language of me, was it?) over the definition of "resident."

The story is here. I don't look for opponents of the candidacy to appeal this to the Supreme Court, but they might. I doubt the U.S. supremes will hear the matter.

5 comments:

events productions washington dc said...

The result of the Supreme’s decision isn’t necessarily wrong; it, too, seems rational and fair. It’s reasoning, however, crafts certainty out of thin air. It belittles the problem, seemingly out of pique. The problems with the underlying law in Chicago and the court’s own precedent it simply pixie dusted away, a means to an end that the concurring justices gently chided them about.

Ran said...

It's called the 'windy' city for reasons that have NOTHING to do with weather. Rahm, for example...

Brigid said...

I didn't think they could find anyone worse than Daley, but they might. . .

Ran said...

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Gun Cabinets said...

It's called the 'windy' city for reasons that have NOTHING to do with weather.
Thank you for post..