Attorneys say a park deed written in 1918 will prevent Charlottesville City Council from renaming Jackson Park.
The debate over renaming Lee and Jackson parks in downtown Charlottesville filled a conference room inside City Hall Wednesday morning.
Charlottesville City Council has a list of suggestions for renaming parks that are home to statues of Confederate generals.
A Charlottesville judge says a Confederate statue cannot be touched, for now, after issuing a temporary injunction to halt the removal of the Robert E. Lee statue.
Charlottesville is facing its first lawsuit over City Council's decision to move a monument to Confederate Army General Robert E. Lee.
Despite Charlottesville City Council's vote to move the Robert E. Lee statue, the city still must overcome a number of legal hurdles before that can happen.
Councilors are expected to vote to move the statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee out of downtown Charlottesville, but there are legal questions over whether moving it would be against the law.
Charlottesville City Councilors couldn't come to terms over renaming Lee Park and removing a Confederate statue.