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Judge to rule Tuesday in Chicago Obama Library lawsuit

3 years 5 months 2 weeks ago Tuesday, February 19 2019 Feb 19, 2019 February 19, 2019 7:10 AM February 19, 2019 in News
Source: Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) - A federal judge will rule on the city of Chicago's request to toss a lawsuit aimed at halting President Barack Obama's museum and library from being built in a public park.

U.S. District Judge John Robert Blakey heard oral arguments last week in the case and said he would issue a ruling Tuesday. Protect Our Parks wants to stop the $500 million Obama Presidential Center from being built in the selected location.

A ruling in favor of the group could signal that the Obama Presidential Center is in real trouble. The parks advocacy group accuses the city of illegally transferring park land to a private entity, The Obama Foundation.

City lawyers say Protect Our Parks misread the law, has misrepresented how the approval process worked and exaggerated potential environmental disruptions.

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