MONUMENTS CASES ARE WINNABLE – IF!
AVOIDING A BLEAK “TERMINATOR” FUTURE!!!
Since August, the SLRC has now filed 3 federal lawsuits on behalf of the Texas Division Sons of Confederate Veterans (and other Plaintiffs) against University of Texas at Austin, The Mayor & City Council of San Antonio and the Mayor and City Council of Dallas to prevent or restore the illegal removal of plinths or Confederate monuments.
In the UT Austin case the Statues had already been removed in the dead of night and we filed a Temporary Restraining Order to prevent further removal of the granite pedestals or “plinths.” Knowing more lawsuits were coming I was able to negotiate a status quo agreement with University of Texas to protect the South Mall area from further depredations by UT President Fenves.
Next and at the last possible minute, I filed a federal complaint & Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) against the City of San Antonio, the Judge granted the TRO and set a hearing the next day – stopping monument removal later that night.
But the court refused my request to argue the hearing by telephone conference without local counsel – which we did not have. By …
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