Chancellor Rules Removal of Confederate Monuments in Memphis Was Legal

Nashville chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle today ruled that a 2016 state law protecting Confederate monuments in public parks doesn’t apply to the Confederate monuments removed from two Memphis parks this past December, the Memphis Daily News reports. The ruling dismisses the lawsuit brought by the Sons of Confederate Veterans against the city of Memphis and Memphis Greenspace and dissolves a temporary injunction that prevented the private nonprofit that bought the two city parks from the city from selling the statues.

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