Stone v. Bd. of Election Comm'rs of the City of Chicago, No. 11-1085 (7th Cir. 2011)Annotate this Case
The city requires that potential mayoral candidates obtain 12,500 signatures from registered voters within 90 days in order to be placed on the ballot. The district court denied an injunction to prevent enforcement of the rule. The Seventh Circuit, noting that the election has passed, held that the issue is moot and does not fall within the "capable of repetition, yet evading review" exception.