WW II Memorial Foes Seek Restraining Order

From Times Wire Reports

Opponents of a planned World War II memorial on the National Mall asked a federal judge to prevent planners from signing construction contracts until the court hears a lawsuit to stop the project.

President Bush signed legislation last week that places planning for the memorial outside the normal regulatory process, an effort to end lawsuits and procedural delays.

In its request for a restraining order, the National Coalition to Save Our Mall called the new law unconstitutional.

U.S. District Judge Henry Kennedy will hear the group's arguments Wednesday.

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