| The settlement, approved in November, would have required UNC Chapel Hill to hand over the Confederate monument “Silent Sam” to the Sons of Confederate Veterans and pay the group $2.5 million to preserve and house it. This Wednesday, Orange County Superior Court Judge Allen Baddour dismissed the lawsuit on the basis that the plaintiff lacked legal standing. Read the full story here.
The foundation says the university’s decision to hand over a contested statue to the Sons of Confederate Veterans group, along with $2.5 million, is at odds with the grant’s purpose.
The sculpture, created by Do Ho Suh in 2005, stands close to the former site of “Silent Sam,” a Confederate monument toppled by student activists this summer.