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Injunction Issued to Prevent Monument Removal



New Orleans monuments to Confederate heroes and the White League will remain part of the cityscape for a while longer. In the most recent turn of the protracted battle, the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeal forbade removal until a lawsuit is resolved.


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.


No Battle Over Liberty Place Monument


On Wednesday (9.02), the Vieux Carré Commission voted 5-0 to recommend the removal of the Battle of Liberty Place or “White League” monument. The issue will next move to the City Council who holds ultimate authority.


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.


Sipp, Allen, Martin Protesters Vandalize City Monuments


By Shay Sokol

Community members have been up in arms following the NOPD killings of Justin Sipp and Wendell Allen earlier this month. What started as families picketing outside City Hall and NOPD Headquarters demanding justice for their sons has turned into vandalistic protest last night. Three public monuments - Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, and the White League statues - were graffitied, respectively, with “For Trayvon Martin,” “For Justin Sipp,” and “For Wendell Allen,” and splashed with paint. 


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