Pardon me for being a Homer but as a Chicago resident and business owner, I have a vested interest in the proposed "living wage" city ordinace I mentioned in my last post. The ordinance, of course, is being compared, correctly or incorrectly, with the recently struck down Maryland law that attempted to impose health care requirements on large retailers, i.e., Wal-Mart.

In that post, I linked to a Chicago Tribune editorial that was in opposition. Now here is the other side. Two legal scholars from the University of Illinois and New York University have concluded in their two analyses that the proposed ordinance was legal and likely to be upheld by state and federal courts.

Click here to read the press release issued by the Brennan Center for Justice that provides an overview of the two studies.