Community resident has standing to sue over removal of Confederate statue

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Community resident has standing to sue over planned removal of Confederate statue, top Georgia court says

(DEBRA CASSENS WEISS, ABA Journal) A community resident can sue over plans to remove a Confederate statue from her county, but groups without ties to the community don’t have standing, the Georgia Supreme Court ruled last week.
The Georgia Supreme Court ruled in lawsuits alleging that county commissioners showed an intent to violate Georgia law when they voted to remove the Confederate statues.
The Legal Profession Blog noted the Oct. 25 decision and published highlights.
The state supreme court considered whether the Georgia Constitution requires plaintiffs to show a “cognizable injury” to sue in Georgia courts that is separate from the statutory authorization to sue. The court answered in the affirmative,… Read the rest