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Is justice blind at a courthouse with a Confederate statue?

3 years 10 months 4 weeks ago Monday, August 06 2018 Aug 6, 2018 August 06, 2018 10:32 AM August 06, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press
CLINTON (AP) - An African-American man in Louisiana is asking for his case to be moved to another location because the courthouse where he's being tried has a Confederate monument in front of it.
Ronnie Anderson says the courthouse is supposed to be a place of equality and justice.
But he says it's "intimidating" to walk into the courthouse and see the monument.
The local district attorney, Sam D'Aquilla disagrees. He calls the argument "ridiculous" and says regardless of the statue's presence everyone inside strives for colorblind justice.
Anderson's lawyer, Niles Haymer, says he's already heard from other lawyers interested in filing similar motions, and he may be filing the same motion for another client.
A hearing on the motion is expected Tuesday.

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