Judge rejects motion to move case over Confederate statue

In this Aug. 1, 2018 photo, a statue commemorating fallen confederate soldiers stands on front of the East Feliciana Parish Courthouse in Clinton, La. Ronnie Anderson, an African-American man in Louisiana is asking for his case to be moved to another location because the courthouse where he’s being tried has a Confederate monument in front of it. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

NEW ORLEANS — A Louisiana judge Tuesday rejected a motion by an African-American defendant to move his court case because of a Confederate monument in front of the courthouse.