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Motel operators ask U.S. Supreme Court to mow down amounts Chicago can fine for violations of city weed ordinance

Dan Churney Jan. 11, 2016, 10:51am

Attorneys for a Skokie motel corporation are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to establish the formula for courts to use in determining whether state and local fines are over the top, as they challenge federal court dismissals of their lawsuit alleging fines charged by the city of Chicago under its weed ordinance are excessive under the U.S. Constitution.