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We will not go quietly into the night! I have been a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans for 40 years this Summer. I aged out of the Children of the Confederacy on my 21st birthday and and on that day Past Commander in Chief Ralph Green signed me up in the Brigadier General W. L. Cabell Camp Sons of Confederate Veterans of Dallas, Texas. I [...] Read more

An important message from SLRC Chief Trial Counsel Kirk D. Lyons

Please pardon my strong language WE HAVE A SHORT BREATHING SPACE TO ACT! 30 DAYS! There is a war going on in New Orleans! When I was there a week ago we were outnumbered at Lee Circle 5 to 1. A week before that several flaggers were attacked & hurt by the thugs of Antifa. Like I said, the war is in New Orleans! The Monumental Task Committee [...] Read more

Response to Roswell's Motion

Here's the response to The City of Roswell's Motion to Dismiss Silvia Cotriss' lawsuit. She smokes 'em!

Conspiracy Against Rights

The SLRC staff produced a 88 page memorandum of law on Conspiracy against rights and civil con-spiracy prosecutions that is being circulated to senior officials at the Justice Dept, the Trump campaign staff and the Republican National Committee. With the BLM attacks on Confederate Heritage supporters and the same people attacking Trump rallies [...] Read more

Sam Davis Youth Camp to Separate from SCV

The SLRC and staff have been ardent supporters of the SCV's Sam Davis Youth camp since its inception in 2003. Due to liability concerns, the Sons of Confederate Veterans General Executive Council decided and the Sam Davis Youth Camp LLC Board (of which Chief trial counsel Lyons is a member) have agreed to separate the Sam Davis Camps to become an [...] Read more

Federal Freedom of Speech Lawsuit Filed Against Roswell Police Over Confederate Flag Firing

The Law Offices of David Ates & the Southern Legal Resource Center filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of Sgt Silvia Cotriss against the City of Roswell, Chief of Police Rusty Grant and City Administrator in their official & individual capacities. The (almost) 20 year police veteran was fired in July 2016 following an internal investigation [...] Read more

UT Statue Update

Briscoe Center for American History, the putative recipient of the Jefferson Davis Statue is fundraising for its "gala" opening in April 2017. Apparently part of the money will go towards strengthening the floor, as the site for the Davis Statue cannot support the weight of the statue. If you want to write the Center and tell them to have UT put [...] Read more

SLRC assisting 20 yr police veteran over flag firing

The SLRC is assisting almost 20 year Roswell Georgia police Sergeant Silvia Cotriss over her 14 JUL 2016 termination from her employment over a Confederate flag flown at her home. Cotriss was fired after an investigation found that flying the Confederate emblem in her front yard was "conduct unbecoming a Roswell police officer." Seeing this as a [...] Read more

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