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State judge to hear challenge to Confederate statue removal

1 year 3 months 2 weeks ago February 05, 2016 Feb 5, 2016 Friday, February 05 2016 February 05, 2016 9:23 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS- An opponent to the removal of prominent Confederate monuments in New Orleans gets a chance to make his case in state court.
    
Pierre McGraw, president of the Monumental Task Committee Inc., filed a lawsuit in late January to stop the removal. His group maintains the monuments and he argues that he has a legal stake in their fate because he's spent so much money preserving them.
    
A Civil District Court hearing is set to take place Friday morning before Judge Piper D. Griffin.
    
A similar challenge was shot down in federal court a day before the lawsuit was filed.
    
In December, the City Council voted 6-1 to remove four monuments tied to Confederate history because they were deemed a nuisance for fostering white supremacist ideologies.

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