LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — A federal make a name has brushed off a lawsuit aimed at blocking off a Florida metropolis from exciting a statute honoring Confederate troopers.
District Exhaust Virginia Hernandez Covington brushed off the lawsuit this week filed by Confederate rights teams in opposition to Lakeland. The metropolis plans to pass a statue of a Confederate soldier from a park the get it turn into once erected in 1910 to a veterans cemetery the get this is in a position to be placed amongst statues honoring the silly from various wars.
The teams argued the metropolis turn into once violating their free speech and due course of rights by exciting the Civil Battle statue. Hernandez Covington disagreed, pronouncing the statue belongs to the metropolis and it goes to pass it if it desires. African-American residents had pushed for its removal, pronouncing it signify racism.
The Confederate teams scheme to allure.
Recordsdata from: The Ledger (Lakeland, Fla.), http://www.theledger.com