Court denies motion to rehear Syracuse Columbus statue case

Nov 21, 2023 554

BY: Luke Parsnow

An appellate division of the New York state Supreme Court has denied a motion to rehear arguments aimed to prevent the city of Syracuse to remove or alter the Christopher Columbus monument located for several decades in downtown Syracuse. 

The same court over the summer had reversed an Onondaga County Supreme Court judge's 2022 ruling, stating there is nothing in the city charter's language that precludes the city from altering or moving the monument. There has been a years-long movement to remove the statue due to Columbus' controversial past with Native Americans.

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