Say Goodbye To Another Louisiana Confederate Monument

If you value saving old historical monuments, you lost another battle in Louisiana yesterday.

A Federal court in New Orleans has rejected a claim by the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) over a Confederate monument in front of the Caddo Courthouse in Shreveport.

The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the United Daughter's claim for the third time, declining two other court rulings.

In 2018 Judge Robert James ruled against the United Daughters in a property rights case against Caddo Parrish at a Federal court in Monroe. The United Daughters claimed to own the plot, but the judge disagreed.

The UDC appealed the ruling and a three judge panel rejected it again. The panel believed the ruling was "well reasoned".

Regardless of whether the community of Shreveport agrees or disagrees with the presence of the statue, it was the Daughters of the Confederacy who placed it there in 1906 so they will get to decide where it goes next. The group will now have a chance to move the monument to a new location.

 
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