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January 1, Justice Barrett’s ruling sides with Obama Foundation



Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett denied a petition seeking to stop construction of an Obama Foundation library in Chicago.

Petitioners had sought to prevent the library’s construction on environmental grounds. Barrett had the option to address the petition herself or refer it to other justices, as she is tasked with handling Illinois-based emergency matters.

“We greatly appreciate the continued support of our project and process by the courts, including now from the highest court in the land,” a spokesperson for the Obama Foundation said on Friday.

“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,” they added.


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