Judge: Pittsburgh officials have right to remove Christopher Columbus statue in Schenley Park

Oct 04, 2022 307

BY: Paula Reed Ward

Two years after a group sued to try to keep the Christopher Columbus statue in Pittsburgh’s Schenley Park over city officials’ objections, an Allegheny County judge has thrown out the complaint, clearing the way for the statue’s removal. A spokeswoman for the mayor’s office said they are reviewing the opinion and considering next steps.

Common Pleas Judge John T. McVay Jr. issued his opinion Friday, finding that the plaintiff in the case, the Italian Sons and Daughters of America, could not point to any case law supporting its position that it can limit the mayor or the mayor’s art advisory committee on what to do with city-owned monuments on city-owned land.

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SOURCE: https://triblive.com

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