How can judges interpret law so differently??

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by ChkitOut, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. What kind of profession is this anyway?

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_chicago_mayor

    Ill. high court: Emanuel can run for Chicago mayor

    CHICAGO – Illinois' highest court put Rahm Emanuel back in the race for Chicago mayor Thursday, three days after a lower court threw the former White House chief of staff off the ballot because he had not lived in the city for a full year.

    The state Supreme Court ruled unanimously in Emanuel's favor, saying an appeals court decision that said the candidate needed to be physically present in Chicago was "without any foundation in Illinois law."
     
  2. Lucrum

    Lucrum

    In a case where a particular law was vague to begin with I could understand it.

    Of course now a days most of these hideous rulings are not interpretations of a law so much as a legislation of what the often biased judge thinks the law should be.
     
  3. Ricter

    Ricter

    One with ambiguity (no good for engineers). Reread the article, esp. the separate opinions.
     
  4. There is no law. There is only politics.
     
  5. Say a reserve soldier living in Chicago is called to duty for 2 years in Iraq. He keeps his residence, but doesn't live there.

    Would the right wingers object to him being on the ballot for mayor upon his return home?
     
  6. BSAM

    BSAM

    ...and money.
     
  7. jem

    jem

    we have laws which cover things like that. One of them is the soliders and sailors act.

    I am imagine you believe the constitution and the rule of law are just a bunch of paper and you probably like carpet baggers as long as the socialists and commies.
     
  8. I imagine you could respond in an intelligent and civilized manner...but that's just my imagination.

    Imagine someone serves their country as a soldier, or a diplomat, a peace corps volunteer, or any other capacity that is of service to the country...and they are treated the same.

     
  9. pspr

    pspr

    There is a little bit of Al Capone in all those Chicago judges and politicians. Where's Elliot Ness when you need him?
     
  10. Ricter

    Ricter

    What do you mean?? He associated you with socialists AND commies. I'm jealous!
     
    #10     Jan 27, 2011