Opponents of Chicago’s $7.5 billion expansion of O’Hare International Airport suffered another legal setback last week when a U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit dismissed the group’s litigation.

The court, in a decision released Friday, said the plaintiffs lacked the legal standing to challenge a Federal Aviation Administration grant for the project. Several suburbs adjacent to O’Hare and the owners of a cemetery that is to be relocated have mounted the lengthy legal battle against the project on several fronts, arguing that the relocation of the cemetery violates federal freedom of religion protections and that the city’s funding scheme is not viable.

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