Trump-appointed Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett sided with Barack Obama about an issue concerning his presidential library.
Barrett denied a petition to stop the construction of the Obama Foundation library in Chicago.
According to Fox News:
“We greatly appreciate the continued support of our project and process by the courts, including now from the highest court in the land,” an Obama Foundation spokesperson told Fox News on Friday. “With their support, and the outpouring of support we’ve received from so many on the South Side and across the city of Chicago, we were so pleased to be able to kick off our construction this past week and get us one day closer to doors opening at the Obama Presidential Center.”
The advocacy group Protect Our Parks and other plaintiffs had tried to halt the construction of the Obama presidential library in Chicago’s Jackson Park this week, citing it would be harmful to the local environment.
“Today’s Supreme Court decision is disappointing, but not surprising. We still believe that preserving the status quo is fundamental to preventing irreparable harm in Jackson Park,” the petitioners’ co-counsel Michael Rachlis said in a statement, the Hill reported Friday.
“Nonetheless, our core arguments seek to protect the long-term environmental and historical resources in Jackson Park, and we look forward to presenting our evidence and these arguments in the appellate and district court in the coming weeks.”
Barrett is tasked with handling emergency matters from the state of Illinois. Barrett was also recently tasked with hearing a petition from Indiana where Indiana University student challenged a vaccine mandate by the University of Indiana. [READ NEXT: Barrett Sides With Government Over Students]