Rahm Emanuel Prays for His Appeal to Be Heard

More

Attorneys for Chicago mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel, who was knocked off the ballot yesterday by an Illinois appellate court for failing to meet state residency requirements, have filed a petition with the Illinois Supreme Court asking for them to hear an appeal of the lower court decision.

There is no guarantee the court will take the case, a fact that gives the archaic language of such documents a more than formulaic quality. "Petitioner Rahm Emanuel...respectfully prays that this Court grant him leave to appeal," the petition says.

The appellate court decision was "one of the most far-reaching election law rulings ever to be issued by an Illinois court, not only because of its implications for the current Chicago mayoral election but also for the unprecedented restriction that it imposes on the ability of numerous individuals to participate in every future municipal elections in this state," the pleading says.

Rahm Emanuel Illinois Supreme Court Petition

Jump to comments
Presented by

Garance Franke-Ruta is a former senior editor covering national politics at The Atlantic.

Get Today's Top Stories in Your Inbox (preview)

CrossFit Versus Yoga: Choose a Side

How a workout becomes a social identity


Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register. blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

CrossFit Versus Yoga: Choose a Side

How a workout becomes a social identity

Video

Is Technology Making Us Better Storytellers?

The minds behind House of Cards and The Moth weigh in.

Video

A Short Film That Skewers Hollywood

A studio executive concocts an animated blockbuster. Who cares about the story?

Video

In Online Dating, Everyone's a Little Bit Racist

The co-founder of OKCupid shares findings from his analysis of millions of users' data.

Video

What Is a Sandwich?

We're overthinking sandwiches, so you don't have to.

Video

Let's Talk About Not Smoking

Why does smoking maintain its allure? James Hamblin seeks the wisdom of a cool person.

Writers

Up
Down

More in Politics

Just In