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Complaint filed against judge who halted the removal of Confederate statues

Isaiah Bowen, Garth Bowen
Posted at 1:15 PM, Jul 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-24 13:19:50-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- An attorney in Virginia has filed a complaint against a judge who had halted the removal of Confederate statues from Richmond’s Monument Avenue.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported Friday that the complaint criticizes Richmond Circuit Court Judge Bradley B. Cavedo for presiding over the statue cases despite living near the monuments.

It also cites a college editorial the judge wrote in 1977 that criticized a voter registration plan and said it would “allow the parasites of this nation to become the dominating force in politics.”

Attorney David Baugh filed his complaint with Virginia’s Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission.

Cavedo recused himself earlier this month as he lives within the Monument Avenue Historic District; something he says he was unaware of at the start of the case.

He's also defended his record as a judge.