Illinois Supreme Court: Rahm Can Stay On The Ballot — For Now

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The Illinois Supreme Court has granted Rahm Emanuel a stay of an appellate court’s decision that booted him from the Chicago mayoral ballot. The court has ordered that ballots still be printed with Emanuel’s name on them, according to WLS.Emanuel appealed the lower court’s decision today, calling the 2-1 ruling against his candidacy “one of the most far-reaching election law rulings ever to be issued by an Illinois court.” The appellate court said yesterday that Emanuel did not meet the residency requirements to run for mayor.

Last night, Chicago Election Board Chairman Langdon Neal told reporters that early ballots would begin to be printed, without Emanuel’s name on them.

Early voting begins Jan. 31, and election day is Feb. 22.

[TPM SLIDESHOW: So Rahm, Farewell]

Read the stay (h/t Ben Smith)

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