By: Denise Simon | Founders Code
There have been numerous lawsuits filed against the construction of the facility and here is one example.
But it got the go-ahead –>
This is the second time the court has denied an application for an injunction against the Obama Presidential Center, which will be overseen by the nonprofit Obama Foundation.
Chief Justice John Roberts denied an application for relief filed by Protect Our Parks, a Chicago-based nonprofit group “dedicated to keeping public park land open to the public,” according to the website.
The denial of the application was published among a long list of other orders from the court on Monday.
Protect Our Parks named Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg as defendant in their request for an injunction. The group wants his department to stop any construction from taking place in Jackson Park and argue he has the necessary authority to do so.
Source: With great fanfare, the Obama Presidential Center broke ground in late September in Chicago’s Jackson Park. With Barack and Michelle Obama, Mayor Lori Lightfoot, and Illinois Governor J. B. Pritzker among those present, the event garnered fawning national media coverage, including a profile on ABC’s Good Morning America.
But none of the stories on the monument to the Obama presidency mentioned the most important angle: the fact that the man responsible for getting it funded made a fortune as a result of the Obama presidency’s policies.
A longtime friend of Barack Obama, Marty Nesbitt has led the fundraising efforts for the Center, whose price tag is now an estimated $830 million.