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The Charlottesville City Council voted unanimously Dec. 2021 to give the Lee statue to the Jefferson School of African American Heritage to be melted down and remade into a new piece of public art.

Judge removes plaintiff from Lee Statue lawsuit

Per Judge Peatross’ ruling, the new corporation will not be able to substitute for the original Ratcliffe Foundation, leaving Trevilian Station Battlefield Foundation, Inc. as the sole Plaintiff, as Ratcliffe’s lack of corporate status prevents it from claiming legal standing.