Suits to save Confederate icons dropped in South Carolina


              FILE - This photo provided by the city of Charleston, S.C. shows a historical marker honoring Robert E. Lee in Charleston, S.C. Lawsuits filed to stop the removal of memorials to Confederate leaders and a pro-slavery congressman in a South Carolina city have been dropped. One of the lawsuits has been filed by descendants of John C. Calhoun, a former congressman and vice president who died before the Civil War. Another suit opposed the removal of a Robert E. Lee Memorial Highway marker in Charleston, and the renaming of an auditorium that had been named after a treasury secretary of the Confederacy. (City of Charleston via AP, File)
            
              FILE - A statue of former U.S. Vice President and slavery advocate John C. Calhoun is raised by crews after its removal from a 100-foot-tall monument on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, in Charleston, S.C. Lawsuits filed to stop the removal of memorials to Confederate leaders and the pro-slavery congressman in a South Carolina city have been dropped. The Post and Courier reports that the American Heritage Association helped fund one of the lawsuits. It had been filed by descendants of John C. Calhoun, a former congressman and vice president who died before the Civil War. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard, File)
Suits to save Confederate icons dropped in South Carolina