Washington, District of Columbia 2021-06-19 13:58:46 –
A federal judge on Friday denied a request to move the case in a proceeding filed against the organizer of the deadly Unite the Right Rally in 2017 from Charlottesville.
Judge Norman Moon of the U.S. District Court will move to a telephone conference in the case earlier this month because of potential logistical and safety issues associated with holding a trial in the U.S. District Court in Charlottesville. I first highlighted the idea. Following that hearing, the defendants in the case filed a motion in favor of moving the case to either Lynchburg or Roanoke.
In a Friday ruling, Moon refused to transfer, claiming that many of the plaintiffs lived, worked, and studied in Charlottesville, where they were injured. The judge also said that the convenience of the parties and witnesses was important in favor of maintaining the trial in Charlottesville.
“The court ruled that the interests of the judicial factor continued to support holding the trial in Charlottesville rather than transferring it. As a result, the trial was a unite the right rally. It could take place in the communities most directly affected by, “Moon wrote in a ruling.
On August 12, 2017, a violent street collision occurred in Charlottesville. Later, a man fascinated by Adolf Hitler pushed his car into a crowd of rebels and killed a woman. Lawyers for victims of violence have sued several far-right militant groups and individuals who attended the event. The event was organized to protest the planned removal of the city of the statue of General Robert E. Lee of the Confederates.
The trial is scheduled for October.
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