While stressing the ruling has nothing to do with the question of which side will ultimately win the fight over whether the Obama Presidential Center will be built in Jackson Park, a federal judge will allow that fight to continue to play out in court.
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With the fate of the legal challenge to the Obama Presidential Center's Jackson Park proposal at stake, scholars and others have field briefs, either lauding the benefits of the museum plan, or arguing the project demands more scrutiny, particularly given the cozy relationship between Obama and Chicago city officials, including Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
City fights back vs effort to block Obama Center, says plan legally sound, will benefit Jackson Park
The city of Chicago is defending its plan to build the Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park, against a court challenge, saying the group behind the challenge is on soggy legal ground in seeking an injunction by contending the park was once under Lake Michigan and so is protected from development.