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State court: Emanuel can run for Chicago mayor

 Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel listens while participating in a round-table discussion with veterans, Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, in Ch...
 Former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel shakes hands with Lin Tomlinson, left, and Katie Zimmerman at Wishbone Restaurant as he awaits a rulin...
 Former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel speaks after being endorsed by U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley as he awaits a ruling by the Illinois Supreme Co...

Chicago Mayor Emanuel

Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel listens while participating in a round-table discussion with veterans, Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, in Ch...

Chicago Mayor

Former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel shakes hands with Lin Tomlinson, left, and Katie Zimmerman at Wishbone Restaurant as he awaits a rulin...

Chicago Mayor

Former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel speaks after being endorsed by U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley as he awaits a ruling by the Illinois Supreme Co...

The Illinois Supreme Court put Rahm Emanuel back on the ballot for Chicago mayor on Thursday, unanimously reversing a lower court's ruling.
The decision revives the campaign of the former White House chief of staff who was thrown off the Feb. 22 ballot by an Illinois appellate court for not meeting a residency requirement because he hadn't lived in Chicago for a year before the race.
Emanuel lived for nearly two years in Washington working for President Barack Obama until he moved back to Chicago in October to run for mayor.
Emanuel, who has said he always intended to return to Chicago and was only living in Washington at the request of the president, had asked the Supreme Court to overturn the 2-1 appeals court ruling.
Emanuel's lawyers raised several points, including that the appeals court applied a stricter definition of "residency" than the one used for voters. They say Illinois courts have never required candidates to be physically present in the state to seek office there.


Updated : 2021-02-27 12:15 GMT+08:00