By TIMOTHY JOHNSONCNN”It is a momentous occasion.
And the Supreme Court today is taking a major step toward confirming the most significant decision the nation has made in decades, overturning an anti-slavery order and overturning the law of the land that gave the South its secession.””
The Court has finally recognized that slavery was a form of oppression, that the South’s system of white supremacy was the cause of that oppression and that the Constitution does not authorize states to remove any monuments that glorify slavery or the Confederacy,” he continued.
They have shown once again that the American government is not above the law. “
I thank the members of the court for their courageous leadership and courage in defending the dignity of all Americans.
They have shown once again that the American government is not above the law.
I also want to thank the people of Mississippi, the states of the Confederacy and all Americans who have fought to preserve this land, this heritage and this freedom for so long. “
The American people are ready for this moment, and I’m confident that this is just the beginning.
I also want to thank the people of Mississippi, the states of the Confederacy and all Americans who have fought to preserve this land, this heritage and this freedom for so long.
They are ready to stand with the United States of America.”
The Supreme Court said it will hear oral arguments in a challenge to the decision on Friday.
The justices’ vote on the case was expected on Monday.
The case involves two statues of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, one in Washington, D.C., and one in the city of Selma, Alabama.
The Supreme’s ruling overturns a decision by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that had found that the statue was unconstitutional because it is a memorial to “a period of time when slavery was in full force and effect.”
The decision came on a lawsuit by the Sons of Confederate Veterans, which is a group of mostly Southern veterans who fought to end slavery in the South.
The 9th Circuit ruled in December that the monuments were unconstitutional.