Countdown to Rahmageddon: STOP THE PRESSES!
By Chuck Sudo in News on Jan 25, 2011 6:15PM
The Sun-Times is reporting that the Illinois Supreme Court has ordered the Chicago Board of Elections to put Rahm Emanuel's name back on the ballot for next month's mayoral election. They've not yet decided to hear Emanuel's appeal of yesterday's Illinois Appellate Court's decision to toss Rahm off the ballot, but his attorney Mike Kaspar cited heavily from the scathing dissenting opinion of Judge Bertina Lampkins in the successful motion that granted the stay.
More to come, natch, as this develops.
[UPDATE 1:30 P.M.]: Fox News Chicago is reporting that the state Supreme Court will hear Emanuel's appeal. They also spoke with election attorney Burt Odelson, who pooh-poohed the notion of a possible conflict of interest with Justice Anne Burke.