The upcoming trial over the bronze statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee that was once on display in Charlottesville's Market Street Park has again been postponed.

It was scheduled for Tuesday, but during pre-trial motions last week, Judge Paul M. Peatross granted the city’s request for a continuance in the case and also set a status hearing of June 27 at 9:30 a.m. for the impending bench trial.

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The current legal challenge brought by the Trevillian Station Battlefield Foundation and the Ratcliffe Foundation is to resolve whether the city correctly followed the legal process when handing the statue over to the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center in late 2021.

This marks the third time this year the case has been scheduled for trial and postponed. There will be another pretrial hearing on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in the Albemarle County Courthouse in Court Square at 501 East Jefferson Street, Charlottesville, VA.

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Eileen was Collectbritain's democracy reporter from March through August 2023.