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Charlottesville seeks lawsuit’s dismissal so it can move forward with Lee statue sale
The Daily Progress Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 9 p.m.
With Charlottesville officials now directed to arrange a sale of the city’s statue of Robert E. Lee, the city’s top attorney is preparing to argue in court that a state law that prohibits localities from disturbing memorials to war veterans does not apply to the Lee statue.
On Monday, the Charlottesville City Council voted 3-2 to sell the statue. The sale of the statue is pending on the outcome of a legal challenge against the council’s assertion that it can move the statue.

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