Wednesday, September 28, 2016

This land is our land

These guys think it's their land but the judges do not sound convinced.
On the question of whether doing maintenance work on the statues gives the monument supporters some kind of legal ownership, Higginson, who was appointed by President Barack Obama, asked repeatedly if there is any precedent for using the legal doctrine underlying that argument in that manner. The judges seemed unconvinced by Jones' replies.

"You talked about exploring legal theories, but it sounds very much like you don't know one, and I don't hear one," said Higginbotham, an appointee of President Ronald Reagan.
It's possible the judges could still leave the injunction in place although it doesn't sound like they are leaning that way.  If they do, it could be another year before the monuments come down. 

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