Justice Amy Coney Barrett Rejects Suit to Block Obama Library Construction

Earlier this week, we had reported that a park advocacy group had filed suit to try to block the construction of Barack Obama’s library.

The suit fell under the jurisdiction of Justice Amy Coney Barrett.

At the time of the initial report, I stated that it was hard to predict how this would fall, and Barrett once again proved to be a wildcard.

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Protect Our Parks filed suit on the same day of the groundbreaking for Obama’s presidential library.

It was a last-ditch effort to block the project on the grounds it was hurting the environment.

In its filing, the group stated, “In constructing the OPC, Respondents will need to demolish significant parts of Jackson Park, its historical resources, parkland, and trees, which will, in turn, adversely affect the human environment, the historic landscape, wildlife, and migratory birds.”

That, in and of itself, was rather amusing considering Obama’s pro-green stance.

After the decision was handed down, the organization stated, “Today’s Supreme Court decision is disappointing, but not surprising.

“We still believe that preserving the status quo is fundamental to preventing irreparable harm in Jackson Park.

“Nonetheless, our core arguments seek to protect the long-term environmental and historical resources in Jackson Park, and we look forward to presenting our evidence and these arguments in the appellate and district court in the coming weeks.”

The Obama Foundation, however, was elated.

The Foundation stated, “We greatly appreciate the continued support of our project and process by the courts, including now from the highest court in the land.

“With their support, and the outpouring of support we’ve received from so many on the South Side and across the city of Chicago, we were so pleased to be able to kick off our construction this past week and get us one day closer to doors opening at the Obama Presidential Center.”

The construction is slated to start to cut down trees on September 1, so we would expect to see some significant protests the moment the first tree gets cut into.

Source: Fox News

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