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Lawsuit over Rockdale County Confederate statue removal sent back to Superior Court
(News-Daily.Com) CONYERS — The Georgia Supreme Court has reversed the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by the Sons of Confederate Veterans against Rockdale County over the removal of the Confederate statue on Main Street in Olde Town. The case will now return to Rockdale Superior Court.
The High Court’s decision, issued in November, follows a decision by the court in October in similar cases brought in Newton and Henry counties. In the Newton County case, the court ruled that a resident who sought to prevent the removal of the Newton County statue does have standing to sue the county.
Attorney T. Kyle King is representing the Sons of Confederate Veterans in the Rockdale lawsuit.
“We are pleased that the Supreme Court is developing and clarifying Georgia standing law, so that citizens may proceed confidently to hold their elected officials accountable whenever government actors violate the monument protection statute and other laws,” King said…Read the rest