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Notes on the Confederate Memorial lawsuit: Sauce for the goose, sauce for the gander

I’ve pulled another standing case, which speaks in important ways to both the standing issue and, as to one claim, the merits issue.  It’s a pretty funny case for the SCV to have to explain away.

The overriding question is whether the SCV has any particularized injury on which to base their claim.  When […]

Notes on the Confederate memorial lawsuit: The Sons do not appear to have standing to sue

Here, the Sons of Confederate Veterans are filing suit asserting the rights of its members.  They allege a couple of injuries.  One is that some members are descended from or relatives of people buried in the cemetery and have a right of access to it.  There is absolutely no evidence that the University has […]

Notes on the Confederate Memorial Lawsuit: The plaintiff’s “petition” makes claims they can’t prove and one they can prove

The last post contained the University statements about what they intended to do relating to things like the Confederate statue.  They looked to a model that  “[w]ithout attempts to erase history, even some difficult history, and without removing existing statues and building names… initiate[d] an effort to provide contemporary context for some of our […]