Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Charlottesville Judge Rules State Law Protecting War Memorials DOES Retroactively Apply
GOOD NEWS OUT OF CHARLOTTESVILLE today!
A Charlottesville Circuit Judge today issued rulings that DENIED the city’s request to dismiss the lawsuits filed to prevent removal, ruled that the monument IS, in fact, RETROACTIVELY covered by state law, asked for more documentation to confirm it’s a war memorial, and left the injunction preventing removal in place!!
Partial victory and more delays, all the while preventing removal, is a GREAT day for the citizens of the Commonwealth... and a huge loss for the haters on City Council.
It's not over yet. The judge gave the plantiffs 21 days to provide additional evidence to support the fact that the monument is a war memorial.
21 days to prove that the 14' bronze statutes of WAR Between The States Generals...in full military gear...on their WAR horses...in WAR Between the States period tack... are in fact WAR Memorials.
Meanwhile, the monuments remain and momentum to push back against the monument destroyers continues to build, AND his ruling today that monuments are RETROACTIVELY covered by state law should serve to quell the isolated monument removal rumblings across the Commonwealth, including the Capital of the Confederacy.
"... the judge said he could not conclude that the General Assembly intended to leave certain memorials unprotected based on when they were built and whether they were built in a city or a county. 'Logic and common sense prevent me from reaching such a conclusion,' Moore wrote."
Logic and common sense...refreshing!
No ruling was issued today on the issue of the (illegal) tarps, which remain on the monuments.