A lawsuit aiming to get rid of the comfort women memorial in Glendale near Los Angeles has been rejected by a federal judge, reports the Japan Times.
U.S. Central District of California Judge Percy Anderson ruled the memorial does not violate the constitution.
“Glendale’s placement of the Comfort Women monument in its Central Park does not pose the type of interference with the federal government’s foreign affairs powers that states a plausible claim for relief,” Anderson wrote in his ruling.
The plaintiffs led by the group Global Alliance for Historical Truth called the ruling “highly subjective” and vowed to appeal the decision.
Also today, a new comfort women memorial was unveiled in Union City, New Jersey.
You can read more reaction to the ruling in the Japan Times.