IL Supreme Court to rule on Rahm Emanuel eligibility, Ballot printing halted, Appellate court decision stayed
From the Chicago Tribune January 25, 2011.
“The state Supreme Court today said it will decide whether Rahm Emanuel can run for mayor of Chicago and ordered election officials not to print any ballots without his name.
The high court’s action, which came in two separate orders today, stays Monday’s appellate court decision that knocked Emanuel off the ballot on the grounds he was not a resident of Chicago.
The high court issued an order this afternoon saying it would take up the dispute over whether Emanuel meets the state requirement that a candidate for office live in a municipality for a year prior to an election, according to court spokesman Joseph Tybor.
The order states the court will take up the case on an expedited basis, using briefs the parties filed with the appellate court. There will be no additional briefs and no oral argument before the high court, Tybor said.
The order simply states that Emanuel’s petition to appeal is allowed and gives no timetable for a decision.
“The Court is taking the case on the briefs filed by the parties in the appellate court,” the order said. “No additional briefs will be filed in the Supreme Court. Oral argument will not be entertained.”
Chicago election officials said about 300,000 ballots without Emanuel’s name on them had been printed before the Supreme Court order. Those ballots will be quarantined and printing was to resume this afternoon with Emanuel’s name on the ballot.”