Lawsuit To Keep Memorial In Place Dismissed

The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Jacksonville by Attorney David McCallister on behalf of a number of plaintiffs, including descendants of people listed on the memorial.

The lawsuit sought to keep the monument from being removed and also asked for a temporary restraining order to keep the city from moving it until the case could be decided.

The lawsuit also sought to have the city remove plaques from the base of the memorial, which they city added in an effort to add historical context to the structure.

An order signed Judge Brian Davis on Tuesday dismissed the lawsuit and denied the request for a temporary restraining order.

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