This seems like the wrong decision. According to The Washington Post an appeals court has said that he didn't make the one year residency requirement.
What this really says is that if you go to Washington to serve the People, once you return home you are going to have to idle around for some time before you can again participate in local politics. One wonders how US Reps and US Senators can even run for re-election?
Mr Rahm Emanuel is not my hero, but I think this is a bad decision.
Regards — Cliff