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Rahm Emanuel kicked off Chicago mayoral ballot

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Chicago mayoral front-runner Rahm Emanuel was tossed off the Feb. 22 mayoral ballot by an Illinois Appellate panel, ruling in the residency challenge filed against the former White House chief of staff. The Chicago Sun-Times Abdon M. Pallash has the report.

Pallasch has an outstanding background story on the issues in the legal case: read it here.

Watch for an Emanuel statement within an hour.

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The result of the Supreme’s decision isn’t necessarily wrong; it, too, seems rational and fair. It’s reasoning, however, crafts certainty out of thin air. It belittles the problem, seemingly out of pique. The problems with the underlying law in Chicago and the court’s own precedent it simply pixie dusted away, a means to an end that the concurring justices gently chided them about.

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