Lawyers fighting Confederate monument removal ask to drop client, citing racist remark

Lawyers fighting Confederate monument removal ask to drop client, citing racist remark

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The lawyers for a group fighting to keep a Confederate monument in place on the University of Louisville's campus have asked to be removed as counsel for one of their clients, citing a racist post on social media.

J. Andrew White and Thomas McAdam say they no longer want to represent Everett Corley, a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and the runner-up in the recent Republican primary for Kentucky's 3rd Congressional District seat.

The lawyers say Corley made an offensive remark on social media after hearing that a judge had dissolved a restraining order that was preventing the city from moving the monument.

In the motion, the lawyers say they "did not enter this case to pursue a racial agenda and cannot represent a Plaintiff who has chosen to inject race or bigotry into the issues…"

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