Chicago Must Pay for Denying Second Amendment Rights


Under federal law, the "prevailing party" in certain civil rights cases may collect "a reasonable attorney's fee" from the losing side. Yet Chicago and Oak Park, Illinois, which failed to persuade the Supreme Court last year that they did not need to respect the Second Amendment, have refused to pay the reasonable legal fees they owe to Alan Gura and the other attorneys responsible for the gun rights victory in McDonald v. Chicago. Thankfully, their stonewalling has now come to an end. In an opinion issued yesterday by the federal 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, Judge Frank Easterbrook described Chicago and Oak Park's argument as "not realistic" and ordered them to pay up.

(Via How Appealing.)