Historic Preservation Law

The Freedmen’s Memorial to Lincoln: A Postscript to Stone Monuments and Flexible Laws

Peter Byrne

Abstract In a recent essay in the Florida Law Review Forum, commenting on a recent article by Jess Phelps and Jessica Owley, I argued that historic preservation law poses no significant barrier to removal of Confederate monuments and even provides a useful process within which a community can study and debate the fate of specific […]

Stone Monuments and Flexible Laws: Removing Confederate Monuments Through Historic Preservation Laws

Peter Byrne

Abstract Response to Jess R. Phelps & Jessica Owley, Etched in Stone: Historic Preservation Law and Confederate Monuments Jess Phelps and Jessica Owley present an informative and useful account of how historic preservation laws might complicate or prevent efforts to remove Confederate monuments. Many lawyers and activists will be grateful for this guidance. However, Phelps […]

Diagnosing the Ills of American Monument-Protection Laws: A Response to Phelps and Owley’s Etched in Stone

Zachary Bray

Abstract Response to Jess Phelps and Jessica Owley, Etched in Stone: Historic Preservation Law and Confederate Monuments. As in their other work, Jess Phelps and Professor Jessica Owley provide this sort of vision in Etched in Stone: Historic Preservation Law and Confederate Monuments (“Etched in Stone”), their recently-published Article in the Florida Law Review. In […]