(Texas Tribune) The University of Texas at Austin will take down a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis in the next few days after a Travis County judge denied a request by a southern heritage group to block the school's plans.
State District Judge Karin Crump ruled Thursday that the Sons of Confederate Veterans didn't have the right to sue to halt the statue's removal. Even if it did, she found, it appears unlikely that the legal effort would have succeeded.
Crump seemed unswayed by the confederate group's arguments that the statue was too brittle or artistically and historically important to be relocated.
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