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Judge could make decision today about Confederate monument at U of L

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Today, a judge today could decide the fate of the Confederate memorial statue at U of L.

Right now, a temporary restraining order is preventing the city from going ahead with plans to move the statue.

Last month, Mayor Fischer and U of L President James Ramsey announced plans to dismantle the monument and move it from the spot where it's been for more than a century.

Opponents of that move obtained a temporary injunction. and this morning Judge Judith McDonald Burkman must decide whether to keep the injunction in place or allow the statue to be moved.

She is hearing testimony from both sides.

The courtroom is packed with people on both sides of this controversy, some wearing "Save our Statue" buttons. U of L professor Rickey Jones - a leading opponent of the monument also here.

The judge is hearing testimony right now. 

It's not known when she might make a ruling.

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