TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jun 5, 2019
A court in Nashville has ruled in favor of the city of Memphis on the sale of Confederate monuments, the Commercial Appeal reports. The Sons of Confederate Veterans was seeking injunctive relief from Davidson County Chancery Court. Documents show the court found that the parks and monuments were no longer public property and were not protected under the Tennessee Heritage Protection Act of 2016. In 2017, Memphis City Council approved the sale of Health Sciences Park and Fourth Bluff Park for $1,000 each to Memphis Greenspace, a nonprofit that had been formed by Shelby County Commissioner Van Turner.