The justices had set aside more than an hour Tuesday to hear arguments during the virtual session from lawyers on each side. But the hearings were over in less than half the time allotted, and no justice asked a single question of either side.
An heir of persons who donated the land for Richmond's Robert E. Lee statue and five nearby property owners told the Virginia Supreme Court on Tuesday that restrictive covenants of more than 130 years ago bar the removal of the last Confederate memorial on Monument Avenue.
The fate of the Robert E. Lee statue on Monument Avenue is now before the Virginia Supreme Court where Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring filed papers Wednesday asking the justices to turn down an appeal blocking its removal.
"Why would you put up the fences when you don't even have a date to take it down?"
A Richmond Circuit Court judge on Tuesday ruled in favor of Gov. Ralph Northam's order to take down the Lee Monument, holding that arguments to keep it in place were contrary to current public policy.
At the crux of the plaintiff’s claim are deeds that were signed in 1887 and 1890 that required the monument to be held “perpetually sacred.”
The lawsuit that intends to keep the Robert E. Lee statue on Monument Ave. in Richmond will proceed to trial, a judge ruled Tuesday.
Richmond judge W. Reilly Marchant declined to rule from the bench Thursday in a legal challenge to Gov. Ralph Northam's planned removal of the Robert E. Lee statue on Monument Avenue, saying he instead will issue a written opinion. He did not say when that ruling would come.
Crews inspecting Lee statue ahead of removal
Three are stabbed in downtown area
UVa Cancer Center earns recognition
RICHMOND — A Richmond judge issued a ruling Friday upholding the constitutionality of 11 state legislative districts that were challenged as b…
The plaintiffs who sued the state argued that the districts were a politically motivated gerrymander and were not compact as required by law.
Judge says all of the districts look like salamanders.
A fine will be suspended until an appeals court — perhaps the Virginia Supreme Court — decides the issue behind the senators’ refusal to produce redistricting documents.
A Richmond judge on Wednesday threw out a murder charge against a man known as the "Grim Reaper."