Court of Appeals Hears Case on Removal of Confederate Statutes in Memphis

The Tennessee Court of Appeals today heard arguments over the removal of Confederate statues from former Memphis city parks, the Daily Memphian reports. The three-judge panel will likely issue a ruling in two to three months to decide whether the city acted legally by selling parks to the nonprofit Memphis Greenspace Inc., which removed monuments depicting Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, President Jefferson Davis and Capt. J. Harvey Mathes on Dec. 20, 2017. The panel also will decide the outcome of an injunction the trial court declined to grant preventing Greenspace from selling the statues but then allowed to stay in place until the appeal is done.
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