A Davidson County Chancery Court ruled Wednesday that Memphis' sale of two Downtown parks and nonprofit Memphis Greenspace's removal of three Confederate monuments was legal, dismissing a lawsuit initiated by the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) Forrest Camp. SCV Forrest Camp filed a lawsuit against Greenspace and the city of Memphis, asserting that the removal of the monuments violated state law, however Greenspace and the city maintain that the move was legal because the parks were sold before the statues were taken down. Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle agreed, saying that the 2016 version of the Tennessee Heritage Protection Act doesn’t prohibit the sale of parks containing monuments. “The conveyance was...
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Court Rules Sale of Parks, Removal of Confederate Statues Was Legal