TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jan 26, 2018
Opposing sides in the debate over the removal of Confederate statues in Memphis met in a hearing in Nashville yesterday, The Commercial Appeal reports. The Sons of Confederate Veterans challenged the city of Memphis’ removal of two statues, and claimed that the city failed to get clearance to remove the statues before the Tennessee Historical Commission. The city claims that the sale of the parks that housed the statues to a private entity protects the city from a legal challenge. Davidson County Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle said she would release her decision Monday.