Court Rules in Favor of Caddo Parish Over Confederate Monument
A fight that has been raging on in Caddo Parish may be coming to a close. Today the United States 5th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a decision from the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, dismissing all claims of the United Daughters of the Confederacy in regards to the confederate monument at the Caddo Parish Courthouse.
The court ruled "with prejudice" against the United Daughters.
Judge Jacques L. Weiner, writing on behalf of the three judge panel for the Court of Appeals, said:
“For essentially the same reasons and reasoning set forth by the district court in its July 25, 2018 Memorandum Ruling, we affirm its Judgment of even date, dismissing all claims of the UDC with prejudice and its cost,”
Caddo Parish attorney Donna Frazier added:
“The Parish is pleased that we have confirmation that we have the right to decide whether the Confederate monument can remain on the Courthouse grounds”