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CHICAGO OBSERVER INC. Plaintiff-Appellee
vs.
CITY OF CHICAGO Defendant-Appellant


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Issues:
Due process, Fourteenth Amendment.
 
Case Summary:
Officials with the City of Chicago appeal a lower court's injunction that prohibits enforcement of a new city ordinance designed to regulate placement of sales boxes for the
 
Decision of lower jurisdiction:
A district court ruled in favor of the newspaper and issued an injunction against the city. The city council quickly modified the original order and returned to the district court for reconsideration. The district court again ruled against the city and reaffirmed its injunction. City officials now appeal.
 
Outcome:
The city wins. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit vacated the district court's injunction and remanded the case. The appeals court ruled that the city had offered to schedule hearings on the ordinance and provide the newspaper with the due process it claimed it was denied.