Daughters of the Confederacy ordered to move monument at Caddo Courthouse

GF Default - Judge says 7 officials don't have to make statements about Caddo's Confederate...
GF Default - Judge says 7 officials don't have to make statements about Caddo's Confederate monument
Updated: Aug. 30, 2019 at 11:07 AM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - The Confederate monument outside the Caddo Parish Courthouse soon will have to find a new home.

A letter issued Wednesday by the Caddo Parish attorney’s office notifies Chapter 237 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy that it has 90 days to remove the monument from outside of the courthouse in downtown Shreveport.

It was believed at one point that the monument was on ground owned by the UDAC.

However, the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Caddo Parish owns the property on which the monument sits.

The Shreveport chapter of the UDAC and Caddo Parish have been in court regarding the monument since October 2017.

Below is the full letter:

The letter does not say what would happen to the monument if left on the property after the 90 day period.

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