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GEN. AUTO SERV. STATION LLC v. CITY OF CHICAGO, 02-1588

The district court should not have abstained under Younger v. Harris, 401 U.S. 37, in a challenge to a city zoning ordinance limiting signage, where the city persuaded the state court that appellant was not entitled to adjudication of constitutional theories.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 12/06/2002
  • Decided 02/10/2003
  • Published 02/10/2003

Judges

  • EASTERBROOK, Circuit Judge., Before EASTERBROOK, RIPPLE, and MANION, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Seventh Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Thomas E. Baltz (argued), Grey, Grey & Baltz, Chicago, IL, for plaintiffs-appellants.

  • For Appellees:
  • Erika A. Dunning (argued), City of Chicago, Law Dept., Robert J. Weber, Chicago, IL, for defendants-appellees.