Rahm Emanuel Back on Ballot

The Illinois Supreme Court has issued a partial stay, keeping Rahm Emanuel on the ballot for Chicago mayor.

The Illinois Supreme Court has issued a partial stay:

“Emergency motion for stay pending appeal is allowed in part.

“The appellate court decision is stayed. Board of Election is directed that if any ballots are printed while this court is considering the case the ballots should include the name of petitioner Rahm Emanuel as a candidate for the mayor of City of Chicago.

“That part of the motion requesting expedited consideration of the petition for leave to appeal remains pending.”

This makes good sense.  Keeping him off the ballot with six days to go before early voting starts would have done irreparable harm.

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