Sons of Confederate Veterans claim State Capitol Commission has no authority over Forrest bust

By , Daily Memphian Updated: August 19, 2020 3:08 PM CT | Published: August 19, 2020 3:08 PM CT
<strong>In this Aug. 17, 2017 file photo, a bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest is displayed in the Tennessee State Capitol, in Nashville.</strong> (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

In this Aug. 17, 2017 file photo, a bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest is displayed in the Tennessee State Capitol, in Nashville. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

A Sons of Confederate Veterans lawsuit against the state contends the State Capitol Commission has no authority over the bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest and that a vote to relocate it should be “null and void.”

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Sam Stockard is a Nashville-based reporter with more than 30 years of journalism experience as a writer, editor and columnist covering the state Legislature and Tennessee politics for The Daily Memphian.


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