Charlottesville Council To Challenge Lawsuit Over Confederate Monuments

(Charlottesville)-  The city of Charlottesville is planning to fight back against a lawsuit connected to two Confederate monuments. A group of residents filed suit two years ago after the city council voted to remove the statues of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. A judge ruled last month that the statues can’t be removed because they don’t send a racially discriminatory message. A hearing is scheduled next week over nearly 600-thousand-dollars in fees the plaintiffs want repaid. The Daily Progress is reporting the city will appeal the lawsuit after the judge makes a decision on that request.