Rahmbo thrown off Chicago mayoral ballot

An Illinois appellate court panel of three judges has thrown Rahm Emanuel off the ballot for mayor of Chicago, over the residency requirement. Abdon M. Pallasch of the Chicago Sun-Times reports:

An appellate panel ruled 2-1 that Emanuel did not meet the residency standard to run for mayor.

Appellate justices Thomas Hoffman and Shelvin Louise Marie Hall ruled against Emanuel. Justice Bertina Lampkin voted in favor of keeping President Obama's former chief of staff on the Feb. 22 ballot.

"It's a surprise," said Kevin Forde, the attorney who argued on Emanuel's behalf.

Emanuel's attorneys are expected to use Lampkin's dissenting opinion to appeal the case to the Illinois Supreme Court.

Clearly, there is one more round to go. I have no idea of the politics of the Illinois Supreme Court, but it has been a Democrat-dominated state for a long time....

Hat tip: Richard Baehr

An Illinois appellate court panel of three judges has thrown Rahm Emanuel off the ballot for mayor of Chicago, over the residency requirement. Abdon M. Pallasch of the Chicago Sun-Times reports:

An appellate panel ruled 2-1 that Emanuel did not meet the residency standard to run for mayor.

Appellate justices Thomas Hoffman and Shelvin Louise Marie Hall ruled against Emanuel. Justice Bertina Lampkin voted in favor of keeping President Obama's former chief of staff on the Feb. 22 ballot.

"It's a surprise," said Kevin Forde, the attorney who argued on Emanuel's behalf.

Emanuel's attorneys are expected to use Lampkin's dissenting opinion to appeal the case to the Illinois Supreme Court.

Clearly, there is one more round to go. I have no idea of the politics of the Illinois Supreme Court, but it has been a Democrat-dominated state for a long time....

Hat tip: Richard Baehr

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