TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Nov 14, 2018
In a newly filed court argument over a monument in Franklin's public square, the Franklin Daughters of the Confederacy chapter allege that it wasn't possible for the city to own the entire public square, The Tennessean reports. In documents filed in Williamson County Chancery Court, the group argues they own the land that makes up the monument site around their Confederate statue. Ownership came into question after a group of pastors and historians wanted to place new markers on the square depicting African-American history. The Daughters of the Confederacy legal team responded by saying they would sue the city if anything was placed on their land. Hours after, Franklin decided to file a judgement suit to determine who owned the land.