Skip to comments.Chicago defends location of Obama library in federal court
Posted on 11/24/2018 11:27:23 AM PST by ETL
CHICAGO (AP) The city of Chicago made its first full-throated response this week to a lawsuit seeking to stop construction of the Obama Presidential Center, saying the buildings would sit on land that wasn't subject to restrictive public-trust laws.
City attorneys made those and other legal arguments in a federal court motion to dismiss a May lawsuit filed by an environmental group opposed to the project in Chicago's historic Jackson Park, chosen as the site for the $500 million presidential museum and library by former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama.
The filing asking Judge John Robert Blakey to toss the suit highlights City Council and state legislative approval for the complex it said will foster economic development on the city's South Side, upgrade the parkland and tell "the story of our Nation's first African-American President." It's slated to open in 2021.
Protect Our Parks contends in its complaint that the land was once under Lake Michigan water, putting it in the public trust under court precedent and extending additional protections. The city's filing argues that's historically inaccurate and that while nearby areas were submerged, the Obama Presidential Center site was not.
The center has widespread backing in Chicago, where Obama began his political career. But lakefront projects over the decades have always prompted fierce resistance in some quarters. A similar suit helped scuttle "Star Wars" creator George Lucas' plans for a Chicago museum in 2016.
(Excerpt) Read more at yahoo.com ...
“full throated”. I snorted.
A porta-potty would have more appeal.
Instead, he did a dirty deal to use these Park Lands.
Who would risk their lives visiting a library located in Chicago in the first place.
Oh, the south side of Chicago
Is the baddest part of town.
If you go down there
You can check out a book at the Obama Library.
Itll never go platinum.
The obozo's need to move back to kenya.
It’s not a library. It won’t hold any Obama docs.
I wonder if this Obama Library, when and if it gets built, will be a total gun-free zone? That would match Obama’s stated preferences but, would that extend to his Secret Service detail when he visits the museum and his post-presidential office?
put the damned “library” in Kenya where it belongs (and then put O, or whatever his real name is, in Guantanamo where he belongs)
Hmmm, an Obama Port-a-Potty Library ....
Wonder what the wipes are, provisional ballots perhaps?
“Its not a library. It wont hold any Obama docs”.
That’s right. Thank you for that reminder.
I’s a fake and phony library just like POSBHO.
Obama is such a putrid bastard... .
BELONGS IN KENYA!!!
And that is his good point.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.