Goodpaster et al. v. City of Indianapolis

In 2012 the City of Indianapolis and Marion County expanded a local smoking ordinance to include bars and taverns. A number of bar owners sued, seeking a preliminary and a permanent injunction to prohibit the ordinance from taking effect. The bar owners claimed that the ordinance violated their rights to due process, freedom of association, and equal protection and constituted a taking under the federal and state Constitutions. The appeals court affirmed an earlier ruling upholding the local smoking ordinance. The court found that all of the bar owners claims failed. In particular, the court found that the government could have had a rational reason for adopting the law and for continuing to exclude cigar and hookah bars from the ordinance.


Goodpaster v. City of Indianapolis, 736 F.3d 1060 (7th Cir. 2013).

  • United States
  • Nov 25, 2013
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit



  • Chas J. Rogers
  • Patricia Rexroatt
  • Rick Cunningham
  • Rift Raft Incorporated
  • Wanda Goodpaster


  • City of Indianapolis
  • City-County Council of the Consolidated City of Indianapolis
  • Marion County, Indiana
  • Mayor of Indianapolis, Indiana

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