Federal judge denies request to halt Confederate monument relocation

A federal judge has denied a last-minute request to stop Louisville officials from moving a Confederate monument to a nearby town. The Courier-Journal reports U.S. District Judge Thomas Russell denied a request for a restraining order from Louisville resident Brennan James Callan on Saturday. Crews began dismantling the monument Saturday, a $400,000 project that is expected to take several days. City officials announced this week they were moving the monument to Brandenburg. Protests of the 121-year-old monument increased following the 2015 racially-motivated shooting deaths of nine African-Americans at a church in South Carolina. A state judge ruled earlier this year Louisville had the authority to move the monument, which was a gift from the Kentucky Women’s Confederate Monument Association in 1895.

More silly political correctness..  And this time, with the support of a federal judge, and Bill Clinton nominee.  Go figure..

 

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