Texas Attorneys Argue In Favor Of UT’s Removal Of Confederate Statues

Chris Fox
October 09, 2019 - 6:21 am
UT Austin Campus

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AUSTIN (1080 KRLD) - The lawsuit was filed in 2017 after three Confederate statues were removed from the UT Campus in response to the violent protests in Charlottesville Virginia.

Members of the Texas division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans appealed a lower court decision that found they didn’t have the standing to prevent the University of Texas from removing or relocating the statues.

Attorneys from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office defended the action of the University of Texas before the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. Paxton Tuesday gave the following statement after arguing in support of UT in court:

“Those arguing against the removal of Confederate monuments at the University of Texas simply do not have the standing required to challenge the university’s removal or relocation of monuments on campus. The district court correctly dismissed the case, and the Fifth Circuit should affirm that decision.”

A decision could take months.