Lost gun store fight costs city taxpayers nearly $1 million in legal fees
BY FRANK MAIN Staff Reporter July 3, 2014 11:15PM
Lost gun store fight costs city taxpayer ordered to pay nearly $1 million in legal fees. | AFP file
Updated: July 4, 2014 2:15AM
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.