Update from AG Mark Herring’s office…good news!
Judge Hudson has denied a request for a preliminary injunction in the federal Lee statue case Davis v. Northam and he has actually dismissed the case entirely. The lawsuit was originally filed in the Eastern District of Virginia earlier this month.
In his opinion, Judge Hudson explains that the plaintiff lacks standing saying, “Plaintiff has failed to establish the requisite elements to confer standing in this case.” The judge adds that “the matter cannot proceed in its present form. As a result, Plaintiff’s Motion will be denied as moot…and Plaintiff’s Amended Complaint will be dismissed.”
Attorney General Herring remains committed to ensuring that the Lee statue is removed from Monument Avenue.
Charlotte P.L. Gomer
Office of the Attorney General