Chicago mayoral hopeful Rahm Emanuel's legal team on Friday filed a legal brief in advance of next week's Cook County Circuit Court hearing on his residency challenge. The Chicago Board of Election Commissioners ruled Emanuel never abandoned his Chicago residency when he moved to Washington in 2009 to be President Obama's Chief of Staff.
Challengers Burt Odelson et al are appealing the election board decision before a Cook County Circuit Court judge in a fight expected to go to the Illinois Supreme Court.
One of my favorite lines from the Emanuel brief: "The standard for determining whether an established residency has been abandoned turns entirely on whether the individual intended to abandoned it."
Go ask Alice.
Meanwhile, Emanuel continues his vacation in Thailand.