As the leading national expert on the topic of Confederate memorialization, I can provide expert testimony or consultation on this issue.
Confederate monuments, and memorials of all types, including portraits of southern leaders, markers, streets, and place names, saturate the spaces inside and outside of county courthouses. This can be considered a violation of a defendant’s right to a venue free of bias and prejudice.
Monuments, especially those located on the grounds surrounding courthouses or in the town square, have also served as symbols of racial intimidation and even racial violence. I can provide historically-sourced affidavits on these symbols that provide the broader context as well as the specific local context.
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