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Federal appeals ourt rules New Orleans can remove Confederate statues

Mar 8, 2017 - Legal Monitor Worldwide

(JURIST) - The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled Monday that the city of New Orleans could remove three statues honoring members of the Confederacy, rejecting the appeal of several historic preservation organizations and the Sons of Confederate Veterans. The court stated that the appellants failed to show "irreparable harm" to the statues and stated that the claims "wholly lack legal viability or support." The statues, which honor Confederate President Jefferson Davis, Robert E Lee

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