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The Lost Cause: Judge Denies Monuments Suit


A campaign to keep several prominent Confederate monuments is truly looking like a lost cause. On Friday (2.05), Orleans Parish Civil District Court Judge Piper Griffin declined to issue a preliminary injunction that would have blocked the City from removing statues honoring Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, P.T. Beauregard, and the Crescent City White League.


Monumental Hearing

Recap & Analysis from the Monument Removal Suit



The long running debate about the fate of four Confederate monuments entered an endgame on Thursday (1.14) morning. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier (of Deepwater Horizon fame) heard arguments in a case challenging the Council’s 6-1 vote to declare New Orleans’ monuments to Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, P.T. Beauregard, and the Crescent City White Leage a nuisance meriting removal.


Monumental Decision

Council Declares Four Monuments A Nuisance, Orders Them Removed



The question of removing four controversial monuments to Confederate heroes reached its climax during a fiery City Council meeting on Thursday (12.18). The Council voted 6-1 to declare the monuments Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, P.T. Beauregard, and the Crescent City White Leage a nuisance meriting removal.


Landrieu Calls Out Vitter & Duke


The campaign to keep the monuments has been vocal on social media and Mayor Mitch is square in the crosshairs. This week, the Mayor fired back. In a letter to supporters as well as a dedicated webpage Landrieu solicited support for the removal of the Battle of Liberty Place or “White League” monument and took some shots at Senator David Vitter and white supremacist David Duke.


Tearing Old Dixie Down

HDLC OK's Monument Move 11-1



On Thursday (8.13), the Historic District Landmarks Commission provided another green light to the removal of New Orleans monuments to Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, PGT. Beauregard, and the White League. The vote followed a lengthy and often animated public comment session.


Monumental Task: Landrieu, City Council Move Against Confederate Markers


By Lucy Leonard

Mayor Mitch Landrieu traversed City Hall to appear before the Council and formally call for the removal of symbols of the Confederacy on Thursday (7.09). The Mayor singled out four monuments: the Robert E. Lee statue at Lee Circle, the Jefferson Davis statue on Jefferson Davis Parkway, the P.G.T. Beauregard statue on Esplanade Avenue at the entrance to City Park, and the Battle of Liberty Place (a.k.a. the White League) Monument at Iberville Street. The Council subsequently voted 6-0 to begin the process.


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