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Hillsborough Commissioners temporarily change policy on public speakers

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The publication of a dossier of critics of a Confederate monument in Hillsborough County has prompted at least a temporary change in how the board’s policy on how public speakers address the board.

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Hillsborough judge denies request for injunction preventing move of Confederate monument

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Hillsborough County Circuit Court Judge Rex Barbas denied a request for an injunction against Hillsborough County from removing the Confederate monument currently standing outside of the county courthouse annex. However, he has not outright dismissed their case. Barbas wrote in his ruling that the plaintiffs – which includes Save Southern Heritage, Veterans’ Monuments of America and five other individuals — needed “a likelihood of irreparable harm; unavailability of an adequate legal remedy; a substantial likelihood of succeeding on the merits; and…

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Save Southern Heritage files legal memo to stop Hillsborough Confederate monument move

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A group hoping to stop Hillsborough County from moving a Confederate monument from Tampa to a Brandon cemetery is attempting to prove legal standing in a challenge to the statue’s removal. Save Southern Heritage, Veterans’ Monument of America and five other individuals filed a 45-page memorandum Monday to Hillsborough Circuit Judge Rex Barbas.

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Save Southern Heritage has until Monday to prove standing in Confederate monument case

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Save Southern Heritage Florida, Veterans Monuments of America and five other individuals who filed a lawsuit last week challenging the planned removal of a Confederate monument in Hillsborough County have until this Monday to prove they have legal standing to bring any action against the county. Circuit Court Judge Rex Martin Barbas informed the plaintiffs last Wednesday that they have until Monday to: 1) show why they have standing to bring any action; 2) answer how they intend to show…

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Andrew Warren: Save Southern Heritage dossier ‘creepy,’ but not illegal

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Citizens supporting the removal of a Hillsborough County Confederate monument are seeking legal action against a “creepy” dossier containing personal information published by a pro-Confederate group. On Monday night, the Hillsborough County Democratic Party contacted State Attorney Andrew Warren to decide if there was anything illegal about a document issued earlier this month by Save Southern Heritage Florida. The file held personal information on more than 100 people who spoke out on removing the statue, a group that included elected officials.…

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Save Southern Heritage files lawsuit to keep Confederate monument in Tampa

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The organization arguing loudest that the Hillsborough County Commission not remove a controversial Confederate monument from in front of the county courthouse in Tampa has filed a lawsuit to keep the statue in its current location. Save Southern Heritage, along with Veterans Monuments of America and five other individuals, filed a suit in Hillsborough Circuit Court on Friday afternoon. They claim the decision to move the statute is unconstitutional. The defendants are Hillsborough County, the Hillsborough County Commission and the County…

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Fundraisers appear to have reached goal to move Confederate monument from Tampa

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Led by two Major contributions, the private sector has raised the $140,000 required by the Hillsborough County Commission to move a controversial Confederate monument in downtown Tampa. Bob Gries, the founder and managing partner of Gries Investment Funds in Tampa was watching CNN Wednesday night when he learned that county commissioners  had reversed their position yet again on their decision regarding moving the monument. The report said that unless the private sector came up with half the estimated $280,000 needed to…

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