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Rahm Emanuel Back on Chicago Ballot… for Now

The Supreme Court of Illinois has granted Rahm Emanuel a stay of the appellate court’s ruling, so his name will still appear on the ballot for Chicago mayor. According to the Chicago Sun Times:

The Illinois Supreme Court has ordered the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners to put Rahm Emanuel’s name back on the mayoral ballot, attorneys for Emanuel said Tuesday.

The court has not decided whether to hear Emanuel’s appeal of Monday’s Illinois Appellate Court ruling that tossed him out of the race to replace Mayor Daley. The Supreme Court granted Emanuel’s motion for a stay of the ruling, Emanuel attorney Mike Kasper said Tuesday.

The stay was critical for Emanuel campaign because the city was about to begin printing ballots for the election.

Given that the election is less than a month away, we should expect a decision from the Supreme Court shortly on whether to hear the case and if Emanuel meets the residency requirements.

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Rahm Emanuel Back on Chicago Ballot… for Now

Rahm Emanuel campaigns in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood last October. (photo: Zolk)

The Supreme Court of Illinois has granted Rahm Emanuel a stay of the appellate court’s ruling, so his name will still appear on the ballot for Chicago mayor. According to the Chicago Sun Times:

The Illinois Supreme Court has ordered the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners to put Rahm Emanuel’s name back on the mayoral ballot, attorneys for Emanuel said Tuesday.

The court has not decided whether to hear Emanuel’s appeal of Monday’s Illinois Appellate Court ruling that tossed him out of the race to replace Mayor Daley. The Supreme Court granted Emanuel’s motion for a stay of the ruling, Emanuel attorney Mike Kasper said Tuesday.

The stay was critical for Emanuel campaign because the city was about to begin printing ballots for the election.

Given that the election is less than a month away, we should expect a decision from the Supreme Court shortly on whether to hear the case and if Emanuel meets the residency requirements.

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Jonathan Walker grew up in New Jersey. He graduated from Wesleyan University in 2006. He is now living in the Washington DC area. He created a politics and policy blog, The Walker Report (http://jwalkerreport.blogspot.com/).

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