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Tuesday January 25, 2011

Il St Supreme Ct Decision–Rahm’s Name to be on Chicago Mayoral Ballot Pending Resolution

Il St Supreme Ct Decision–Rahm’s Name to be on Chicago Mayoral Ballot Pending Resolution

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The Illinois State Supreme Court issued a stay of the Appellate Court Order banning Rahm Emanuel’s name from the Chicago Mayoral Ballot.

Emanuel’s lawyers cite six “fundamental reasons” the lower court decision should be reversed.

1.) The ruling is “squarely inconsistent” with prior high court decisions on residency.
2.) the restrictive view of the majority has no precedent.
3.) the ruling infringes on the rights of those in Emanuel’s situation to vote.
4.) there should only be one legal definition of “resided in” in state and municipal code.
5.) the new appellate court residency requirement creates too much uncertainty for candidates going forward.
6.) and it strips candidates of the provision that government service does not have a negative impact on residency.

This emergency decision allows for the printing of ballots and the preparations needed for early voting that begins next Monday .