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Rahm Emanuel has been kicked off the Chicago Mayoral Ballot for failing to meet the residency requirement, making him ineligible to be on the upcoming ballot. This is a win for the city of Chicago, and the rule of law. No one should be above the law because of political connections. Rahm Emanuel is the leading fundraiser in the upcoming elections, we will see what tricks he has up his sleeves now.

Rahm Emanuel booted off ballot in 2-1 Appellate Court decisionBY ABDON M. PALLASCH Political Reporter Jan 24, 2011 12:09PMShareE-MailPrintRahm EmanuelRahm Emanuel was thrown off the ballot for mayor of Chicago today by an appellate court panel, a stunning blow to the fund-raising leader in the race.An appellate panel ruled 2-1 that Emanuel did not meet the residency standard to run for mayor.Appellate judges 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.

via Rahm Emanuel booted off ballot in 2-1 Appellate Court decision – Chicago Sun-Times.

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