In an all-too-rare move these days, a statue honoring the Confederate war dead is staying put. At least for the time being.

U.S. District Judge Rossie Alston of the Eastern District of Virginia, who was nominated by Donald Trump in 2019, issued a temporary restraining order on Monday preventing the statue from being removed from cemetery grounds. The memorial, which was unveiled in 1914, was slated to be removed on the recommendation of an independent commission that had been formed to…


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