Judge tosses argument that Lee statue vote violated law


              FILE - A statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee is lifted from its pedestal on July 10, 2021, in Market Street Park in Charlottesville, Va. On Monday, Jan. 9, 2023, a Virginia judge dismissed an argument that Charlottesville violated an open government law with its 2021 vote to give the statue of Lee to an African-American heritage center that plans to melt it down and turn it into a new piece of public art. (Erin Edgerton/The Daily Progress via AP, File)
            
              FILE - Workers remove the monument of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee on July 10, 2021, in Charlottesville, Va. On Monday, Jan. 9, 2023, a Virginia judge dismissed an argument that Charlottesville violated an open government law with its 2021 vote to give the statue of Lee to an African-American heritage center that plans to melt it down and turn it into a new piece of public art. (Erin Edgerton/The Daily Progress via AP, File)
Judge tosses argument that Lee statue vote violated law