The judge heard arguments on the issue and will take those arguments under advisement. Attorneys are set to file post-hearing briefs by Nov. 30. The judge will then write an opinion.
A dozen small neighborhood bar owners are fighting the city's strengthened smoking ban. They claim it’s unconstitutional, and are asking a federal judge to keep the city from enforcing it.
During Wednesday—the first day of the federal hearing—attorneys for the bar owners and city called a handful of witnesses to the stand.