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A Federal Judge Dismisses a Lawsuit Over the Removal of a Christopher Columbus Statue

A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit filed by an Italian American group that wants New Haven to bring back a Christopher Columbus statue that was removed from a city park in 2020.

American Italian Women for Greater New Haven argued that the statue’s removal was discriminatory, reflecting what the group called a “pro-African American/anti-Italian American policy” in the city.

In a decision issued Friday, U.S. District Judge Janet Hall wrote that the organization hadn’t brought forward “any facts to make this conclusory allegation even remotely plausible,” and that the group’s other legal claims also failed.

Read the source article at Associated Press News

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