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Lost gun store fight costs city taxpayers nearly $1 million in legal fees

Lost gun store fight costs city taxpayer ordered pay nearly $1 millilegal fees. | AFP file

Lost gun store fight costs city taxpayer ordered to pay nearly $1 million in legal fees. | AFP file

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Updated: August 5, 2014 6:38AM



Gun-rights advocates have delivered a one-two punch to the city of Chicago.

The first blow came on Jan. 6 when a federal judge ruled the city’s longtime ban on gun stores was unconstitutional.

On Thursday, the second blow landed when the judge approved $940,000 in legal fees that the city must pay to the attorneys who challenged the ban. Charles J. Cooper, one of those plaintiffs’ attorneys, charged $975 an hour for his work.

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