Confederate Monuments

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In an opinion issued Thursday, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled that two Confederate statues in Charlottesville were never subject to a state law preventing removal of war memorials.

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A statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee that represented Virginia in the U.S. Capitol has been removed.

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All summer long the Lee Monument in Richmond has been transformed each night by projections. They’ve included the faces of victims of police brutality and of African-American icons like Frederick Douglas. The artists behind the work have now tackled a different project. 

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A judge in Richmond has has sided today with state officials in a closely-watched case about the Robert E. Lee Monument. The judge ruled Tuesday that Virginia’s Governor does have the power to remove the last remaining Confederate statue on Monument Avenue. But the judge also said that can’t happen until an appeal plays out.

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A judge heard hours of arguments and witness testimony Monday but did not immediately issue a ruling in a lawsuit seeking to prevent Virginia's governor from removing an enormous statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in Richmond.

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