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Court Rules Rahm Emanuel Ineligible To Run For Mayor Of Chicago

Opponents to former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel's run for mayor of Chicago have won their appeal of an earlier court ruling that he was eligible.
Rahm 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 say they will appeal to the state supreme court.

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