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  •  But you don't mean "physical residence". (0+ / 0-)

    That's just a house, and not the same as "physical inhabitation".   THe former is merely evidence of an intent to return.  The latter is actually being there in that house.

    And the entire question of intent can't turn on whether he had a lease of his house or not.  People who rent and live with relatives would never be residents.  If my house is in my wife's name, I'm out?  

    Nobody ever bombed a pro-life office.

    by Inland on Tue Jan 25, 2011 at 11:25:08 AM PST

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    •  Dunno, does your wife let you inside? (0+ / 0-)

      This case doesn't turn on intent. The standard of qualified elector does, which Rahm met.  "Has resided in" was interpreted as an objective standard, not a subjective one.

      "This world demands the qualities of youth: not a time of life but a state of mind[.]" -- Robert F. Kennedy

      by Loge on Tue Jan 25, 2011 at 11:30:23 AM PST

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      •  Intent isn't a subjective standard. (0+ / 0-)

        Rahm's intent to return is an objective fact, determined after two weeks of testimony.

        Dunno, does your wife let you inside?

        I don't see her refusing to unchain the door for five minutes as a precondition to being mayor.  After that five minutes, I'm literally in the same boat as Rahm.  

        The point of the dissent is accurate: the majority has no workable standard.

        Nobody ever bombed a pro-life office.

        by Inland on Tue Jan 25, 2011 at 11:51:04 AM PST

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        •  depends on state of mind n/t (0+ / 0-)

          "This world demands the qualities of youth: not a time of life but a state of mind[.]" -- Robert F. Kennedy

          by Loge on Tue Jan 25, 2011 at 12:05:47 PM PST

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        •  After that five minutes, (0+ / 0-)

          would you move to Washington, D.C. for a year?

          "This world demands the qualities of youth: not a time of life but a state of mind[.]" -- Robert F. Kennedy

          by Loge on Tue Jan 25, 2011 at 12:12:12 PM PST

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          •  What difference would that make? (0+ / 0-)

            Unless it's DC or a year that rules Rham out, we would be in the same boat.  No home in Chicago during one point in the preceeding two years.  

            Nobody ever bombed a pro-life office.

            by Inland on Tue Jan 25, 2011 at 12:15:29 PM PST

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            •  The statute doesn't say "continuous" n.t (0+ / 0-)

              "This world demands the qualities of youth: not a time of life but a state of mind[.]" -- Robert F. Kennedy

              by Loge on Tue Jan 25, 2011 at 12:19:34 PM PST

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