TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jan 29, 2018
A Nashville court has ordered that Memphis Greenspace Inc., the nonprofit that recently removed two Confederate statues from Memphis parks, must keep and preserve the monuments, The Commercial Appeal reports. Davidson County Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle ordered the organization to refrain from selling, gifting or moving the statues, pending a “contested case hearing” before the Tennessee Historical Commission. The commission will determine whether the city violated state law by selling the parks that housed the statues to Memphis Greenspace, thereby ceding control of the monuments to the nonprofit.