Lee Monument

Jahd Khalil

As they listened to the judge read out the verdict in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin, people gathered at Richmond’s monument to Robert E. Lee called it a small victory, but with a qualification.

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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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The Robert E. Lee statue on Monument Avenue in Richmond will stand awhile longer. A judge in Richmond has issued another injunction that prevents the state from removing the statue, while a case that argues the Governor is legally bound to leave the statue there forever, makes its way through the court. 

Statues of Robert E. Lee and Harry Byrd have become flashpoints for lawmakers this year.

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Virginia’s ACLU is asking Governor Ralph Northam to move the state’s Robert E. Lee statue. The request came during a public hearing Wednesday in Richmond.