NC Supreme Court dismisses suit to return Confederate statue


              FILE - Lance Spivey, the chairman of the board of the Heirs to the Confederacy, stands outside in 20-degree weather to show his support for the Confederate monument early Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, at the corner of Fourth and Liberty streets in downtown Winston-Salem, N.C. On Friday, Dec. 16, 2022, North Carolina's Supreme Court ruled that the local chapter of United Daughters of the Confederacy lacks standing to challenge the city of Winston-Salem's removal of the Confederate monument on private property, but it can refile a future lawsuit making similar arguments. (Allison Lee Isley/The Winston-Salem Journal via AP, File)
            
              FILE - A workman prepares a Confederate statue for removal on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in Winston-Salem, N.C. On Friday, Dec. 16, 2022, North Carolina's Supreme Court ruled that the local chapter of United Daughters of the Confederacy lacks standing to challenge the city of Winston-Salem's removal of the Confederate monument on private property, but it can refile a future lawsuit making similar arguments. (AP Photo/Tom Foreman Jr., File)
            
              FILE - Workers from Guy M Turner, Inc. prepare to lift the soldier figure from the top of the Confederate monument at the corner of Fourth and Liberty streets on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. The statue stood in front of what used to be the Forsyth County Courthouse but is now a residential building. On Friday, Dec. 16, 2022, North Carolina's Supreme Court ruled that the local chapter of United Daughters of the Confederacy lacks standing to challenge the city of Winston-Salem's removal of the Confederate monument on private property, but it can refile a future lawsuit making similar arguments. (Walt Unks/Winston-Salem Journal via AP, File)
            
              FILE - Workers secure the top portion of the Confederate monument as they prepare to remove it from the corner of Fourth and Liberty streets in Winston-Salem, N.C., on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. On Friday, Dec. 16, 2022, North Carolina's Supreme Court ruled that the local chapter of United Daughters of the Confederacy lacks standing to challenge the city of Winston-Salem's removal of the Confederate monument on private property, but it can refile a future lawsuit making similar arguments. (Walt Unks/Winston-Salem Journal via AP, File)
NC Supreme Court dismisses suit to return Confederate statue