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    Re: Emanuel on Chicago mayoral ballot

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Are we shocked? Of course not.

    The mob pretty much has its way in Chicago.
    I am not so sure. I have just located the Supreme Court decision. According to that decision, Rahm took a job in Washington, and moved there temporarily with the intent of moving back to Chicago. Their decision is based on an 1867 Supreme Court case that is quoted as settled law. Factors which show that Rahm had no intent in giving up his Chicago residency are:

    1) He continued to pay property taxes on his Chicago residence.

    2) He continued to hold an Illinois driver's license.

    3) He continued to list his Illinois address on his personal checks.

    4) He continued to pay Illinois state income tax.

    That this was a unanimous decision, which even the 3 Republican judges are in agreement with, speaks for itself. I am not an Obama fan, but attempting to leverage political points on this, knowing the nature of the Illinois Supreme Court decision, is dishonest. Of course, we are talking about "politics" here, which is pretty much interchangeable with the word "dishonest". LOL.

    Supreme Court decision, in PDF format, is here.

    Political makeup of Illinois Supreme Court is documented here (4 Democrats and 3 Republicans)

    Of course, Rush Limbaugh is going to have a field day with this, but since he is an idiot, it is understandable. LOL.
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    Re: Emanuel on Chicago mayoral ballot

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    D.C. is the most. Chicago is a close second.
    I stand corrected.

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    Re: Emanuel on Chicago mayoral ballot

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    I am not so sure. I have just located the Supreme Court decision. According to that decision, Rahm took a job in Washington, and moved there temporarily with the intent of moving back to Chicago. Their decision is based on an 1867 Supreme Court case that is quoted as settled law. Factors which show that Rahm had no intent in giving up his Chicago residency are:

    1) He continued to pay property taxes on his Chicago residence.

    2) He continued to hold an Illinois driver's license.

    3) He continued to list his Illinois address on his personal checks.

    4) He continued to pay Illinois state income tax.

    That this was a unanimous decision, which even the 3 Republican judges are in agreement with, speaks for itself. I am not an Obama fan, but attempting to leverage political points on this, knowing the nature of the Illinois Supreme Court decision, is dishonest. Of course, we are talking about "politics" here, which is pretty much interchangeable with the word "dishonest". LOL.

    Supreme Court decision, in PDF format, is here.

    Political makeup of Illinois Supreme Court is documented here (4 Democrats and 3 Republicans)

    Of course, Rush Limbaugh is going to have a field day with this, but since he is an idiot, it is understandable. LOL.
    I thought the key word was "reside". Was his time in the administration just an extended two-year business trip?

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    Re: Emanuel on Chicago mayoral ballot

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    I thought the key word was "reside". Was his time in the administration just an extended two-year business trip?
    Again, the 1867 case that is settled law is the case that the Illinois Supremes used. In that case, a man moved to Tennessee, intending to return to Illinois. That case was ruled in his favor, and he was declared an Illinois resident.

    Also, your use of the word "reside" is in a context that is somewhat limited in scope. If that were actually true, then I know of several people who left Houston to work on the Alaska pipeline, who would have had their Texas citizenship stripped from them.
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    Re: Emanuel on Chicago mayoral ballot

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    I thought the key word was "reside". Was his time in the administration just an extended two-year business trip?
    I think it is viewed as service to country. Just as we would not say that a soldier in Iraq from Chicago gave-up his/her citizenship by going to Iraq.

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    Re: Emanuel on Chicago mayoral ballot

    Hold the presses, folks. I have information which may reveal that the Illinois Supreme Court decision was faulty. One of it's members, Bob Thomas, once played for the Chicago Bears.
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    Re: Emanuel on Chicago mayoral ballot

    Well hell even the Bears at time can win one. As for the topic, I know that it is a bit different with me being in school, but I am still a legal resident of South Carolina, even though I spent only a month a home a year.

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    Re: Emanuel on Chicago mayoral ballot

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    I thought the key word was "reside". Was his time in the administration just an extended two-year business trip?
    Define "reside?"
    If you go on vacation to the bahamas for two weeks, are you no longer a resident of Chicago?
    How about for the whole winter? It's a cold city in winter.
    Where's the line that makes one no longer a resident? How many days do you have to be gone? Isn't any such number going to be purely arbitrary?
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    Re: Emanuel on Chicago mayoral ballot

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Again, the 1867 case that is settled law is the case that the Illinois Supremes used. In that case, a man moved to Tennessee, intending to return to Illinois. That case was ruled in his favor, and he was declared an Illinois resident.

    Also, your use of the word "reside" is in a context that is somewhat limited in scope. If that were actually true, then I know of several people who left Houston to work on the Alaska pipeline, who would have had their Texas citizenship stripped from them.
    You can't be a "citizen" of Texas. You can only be a resident. Citizenship is based on country, not state. (But I know what you meant)

    What's to prevent a politician from buying a house in every state, and running for mayor where he thinks he has the best chance?

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    Re: Emanuel on Chicago mayoral ballot

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Define "reside?"
    If you go on vacation to the bahamas for two weeks, are you no longer a resident of Chicago?
    How about for the whole winter? It's a cold city in winter.
    Where's the line that makes one no longer a resident? How many days do you have to be gone? Isn't any such number going to be purely arbitrary?
    So if I buy houses in Illinois, New York, Florida, and Texas, but I spend nine months out of the year in Hawaii, can I run for mayor in Chicago, NYC, Miami, and Dallas?

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