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City Ordinance Declared Unconstitutional

Our firm, with two other attorneys, represented Mark Weinberg, author of a book about Bill Wirtz, owner of the Chicago Blackhawks. Chicago police threatened our client with arrest on 3 nights. We filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging that our client's 1st amendment free speech rights were violated. The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals agreed, finding that our client's rights were violated and declared the City's peddler ordinance and licensing scheme were unconstitutional. The City petitioned to the U.S. Supreme Court, but that petition was denied.