Skip to comments.Federal judge dismisses lawsuit seeking to block Obama center construction in Chicago's Jackson Park
Posted on 06/11/2019 11:27:18 AM PDT by simpson96
In a surprising move, a federal judge ruled Tuesday that the city of Chicago was within its authority when it approved the Obama Foundations plan to construct the Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park.
After listening to nearly an hour of arguments on both sides, U.S. Judge John Robert Blakey said the construction to the sprawling Obama Center campus can begin and dismissed the lawsuit filed by environmentalists that aimed to halt it.
Technically, the foundation still has to finish a federal review process before it can break ground on the $500 million development. But Tuesdays decision removed one major hurdle.
The facts are clear in this case and the law is more settled than the parties are suggesting, Blakey said from the bench.
Everyones had their day in court.
Theres been no rush to judgment, he said before declaring there should be no delay in construction. This case is dismissed.
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Post-presidential executive order, I presume. /s
Hearing the name Obama or seeing his picture or hearing his voice will disgust me till the day I die.
One day he’ll RETURN to Hell where he belongs.
I think I heard there was some opposition, because of taking public land, and also that Obama and his people used some strong arm tactics to get the land rezoned for his imperial monument to himself.
Maybe President Trump could declare the park a national landmark.
On August 5, 2014, President Obama nominated Blakey to serve as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
WELL OF COURSE!
It will never be built. The $500,000,000 is like the world’s largest crack rock and Rick James is in town, bitch.
When it comes to progressives and appropriations, think California dams and high speed rail projects. Iran should build it on their dime and call it “Barry’s commission”.
Democrats dont care about the environment.
LOL!!! It’s going to cost Chicago BILLIONS!!
I’m hoping to live long enough to piss on his and Xlinton’s graves.
This guy didn’t recuse himself?
“Hearing the name Obama or seeing his picture or hearing his voice will disgust me till the day I die.”
Shame on you for misspelling its (”it” deliberately used in lieu of “he’) name. The proper spelling is, “Obola.”
SCORE!! Good catch. Now let’s wait until the 7th Circuit reviews this ruling.
Nah...let it turn into a complete slum like every street and school named after MLK Jr.
I would imagine that the Obama Crack Market and Bodega will become worse than the pit of hell. There certainly won’t be book in there....reading is acting white.
You’ve got high ambitions; I would be content to piss only on Jane Fonda’s.
Rats never recuse, Rats never resign and they dont give damn how it looks.
environmentalist on one side, Obama on the other. Lose lose.
I also use POS BHO. He’s as Evil and vile as anyone who has ever walked the earth.
I’ll buy the beer so we’re full.
I’m a Nam vet so we can then go to Jane Fonda’s.
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