AUSTIN, Texas – The University of Texas has canceled weekend plans to relocate a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis off the main campus after opponents asked a judge to block the move.
University spokesman Gary Susswein said Friday the school remains confident it will ultimately carry out a decision made this week to put the century-old statue in a museum. It had been targeted by vandals and come under increasing criticism as a symbol of racism.
But the university agreed to postpone the move after the Sons of Confederate Veterans filed for a temporary restraining order. It's the same group that that lost at the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this year over Texas rejecting a specialized license plate featuring the Confederate flag.
The move had been scheduled to take place Saturday.