At last minute, judge stays removal of Confederate monument at U. of Louisville

At last minute, judge stays removal of Confederate monument at U. of Louisville
The 70-foot Confederate monument in Louisville, KY at the U. Louisville campus. (Image: Wikipedia, courtesy user Bedford)

[Ed. – Plaintiffs argue points of law.  Imagine that.]

A Jefferson County Circuit judge on Monday issued a restraining order to block removal of the controversial Confederate monument near the University of Louisville.

Judge Judith McDonald-Burkman issued the order Monday morning against Mayor Greg Fischer and metro government, barring them from moving, disassembling or otherwise tampering with the 70-foot-tall monument.

GOP congressional hopeful Everett Corley filed the temporary restraining order in Jefferson Circuit Court to stop Fischer and U of L President James Ramsey from removing the monument from the school’s campus. …

Thomas McAdam, an attorney for the plaintiffs, said…the basis of the lawsuit is that the mayor violated several laws, including not going through proper local, state and federal laws including historic preservation procedures. Because of the monument’s placement on the national register of historic places, he said, notifications and hearings are required. The suit argues the move also violates the Kentucky Military Heritage Act and other state laws.

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