SURJ Action Files Amicus Brief in Charlottesville Statue Removal LawsuitPosted: Updated:
A Charlottesville advocacy group is trying to jump into the legal battle over a Confederate statue.
Attorneys for Showing Up for Racial Justice Action (SURJ), filed a brief in Charlottesville Circuit Court about the Robert E. Lee statue. The group wants to provide information to the judge ahead of a ruling in the case.
A group of people filed the statue lawsuit in March. They argue Virginia's monument protection law forbids the city from removing the statue. The city contends the statue is not covered by that law, because it's unclear that it's a memorial to a veteran. SURJ agrees with the city.
A judge issued an injunction to prevent the statue from coming down. A hearing is set for Aug. 30.