Highland Park spent $90,000 from January to March on legal fees to defend itself against a challenge to its assault weapons ban filed by a resident who says the ordinance infringes on his second amendment rights, according to an article in the Highland Park News.
Arie Friedman of Highland Park and the Illinois State Rifle Association are asking the court to declare Highland Park’s assault weapons ban unconstitutional. Friedman, a former state senate candidate, wants to keep his guns that are banned under the law passed in June.
The Highland Park News reports that city documents show that it spent $89,887 on the case. On April 1, another firm, which is representing the city pro bono, took over.