Legal Question in Civil Litigation in Illinois

five months ago a person moved to a city in Alabama from a different state. this person now wishes to run for city council but i have found a few things i need answers for the first is a 1998 Alabama state statute states that a candidate for state supreme court judge must have resided in the state for three years prior to the election.2 A 2000 Georgia state statute states that individuals running for any county or municipal office must have resided in the county or municipality for six months.3 Reisin v. city. a Georgia state supreme court decision holding that a person running for any municipal position must reside in the municipality for three months.4 American Jurisprudence Second section, which provides that most states have a three month residency requirement for the purpose of eligibility to run for municipal positions. what i need to know is which is the primary authority and which is the secondary which authoritys is mandatory and why and which authority can be persuasive and why.

Asked on 1/19/12, 3:19 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Thomas Moens Moens Law Offices, Chartered

Not sure why this is posted under Illinois law, unless this is a homework assignment. If it is, I suggest you do your own research, and be aware that this is a violation of the terms of service of this website. If there is a residency requirement, it would most likely part of the city's ordinances. I would suggest starting there.

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Answered on 1/24/12, 1:23 pm

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