TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Aug 25, 2015

The Tennessee Court of Appeals said the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) can challenge The Memphis City Council’s 2013 renaming of Nathan Bedford Forest Camp, Memphis Daily News reports. The opinion dismissed the other 14 plaintiffs from a lawsuit that was filed following the city’s decision to strip Confederate names and themes from three city parks. Appeals Court Judge Brandon O. Gibson said the distinction is that the SCV’s Forrest Camp “suffered a distinct and palpable injury," referring in-part to the chapter’s funding and installation of a giant concreate marker at the edge of the park bearing its former name. The park was renamed to “Health Sciences Park”.