Headline RoundupSeptember 15th, 2019

VA Judge Rules Confederate Statues Will Stay

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Virginia judge Richard E. Moore ruled that two Confederate statues in Charlottesville must remain, citing state historic preservation protections. City council voted to remove the statues of Gens. Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson in 2017, but local residents sued in response, saying removal would violate war memorial protections. Ensuing standoffs between groups defending the monument and counter-protesters turned deadly when a man drove his car into counter-demonstrators, killing a 23-year old woman. This story was predominantly covered by the left and center; some commentators on the left framed the ruling as a loss for equality.

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