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Judge sides with Virginia, but Robert E. Lee statue stays put for now

7 monthes ago   |   By Politico

RICHMOND, Va. - A judge on Tuesday ruled in favor of the Democratic Virginia governor's plans to remove an enormous statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee - but said the state can't immediately act on his order.
The judge dissolved a temporary injunction prohibiting the statue's removal from a historic avenue in downtown Richmond, but he also suspended his own order pending the resolution of an appeal by a group of residents who live near the statue.
“The Lee monument was built to celebrate the Confederacy and uphold white supremacy. This victory moves Virginia forward in removing this...
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Judge Orders Richmond's Robert E. Lee Statue Can Be Removed

Judge Orders Richmond's Robert E. Lee Statue Can Be Removed

7 monthes ago   |   By NPR

Gov. Ralph Northam ordered the statue removed in June. The statue, which stands 60 feet high, is the only Confederate statue still standing on the city's Monument Avenue.
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