Georgetown Law Attorneys Say Statues Don't Just Represent Military History
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Attorneys from Georgetown Law are getting involved in the city of Charlottesville's legal battle over a pair of statues.
The civil case is still winding its way through Charlottesville Circuit Court.
Now, Georgetown attorneys say the judge should not grant the plaintiffs motion for a summary judgment.
They originally filed the suit to stop the city from removing statues of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson from two downtown parks, citing a state code that protects war memorials.
In the amicus brief filed, the Georgetown attorneys argue the fact-finding process shows those statues are understood to represent something other than military history, and the judge should apply the law narrowly.
Court records show the next hearing in the case is set for May 1.