There’s a great article about the Olympics by Sam Cholke in the latest issue of the Hyde Park Herald. He asked everyone from Olympic boosters to a constitutional scholar if the 2016 Olympic committee’s Memorandum of Understanding was legally binding.

The results? The boosters said of course. It’s a great and wonderful document and God bless Mayor Daley!

The legal scholar said it was not legally binding.

In this case, I find the law professor more convincing. But let’s say the contract is legally binding. Who’s going to enforce it? Who’s going to have enough money to hire a lawyer to take it to court? Or more important, where are they going to find a judge willing to rule against the mayor? 

Right now the only group that can protect us from these games is the International Olympic Committee.