Lawyer: display Maine Labor mural elsewhere

11:13 AM, Nov 29, 2012   |    comments
Mural painter Judy Taylor
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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - An attorney for five people who sued over Gov. Paul LePage's removal of a mural depicting scenes from Maine's labor history from a Labor Department building says the governor should stand by his pledge to display it elsewhere.

Jeff Young said Thursday he'd consider dropping future appeals if the state displays the mural at the Maine State Museum. There's no word from the governor's office.

The Republican governor created an uproar last year when he ordered the 11-panel, 7-foot-tall mural removed because he believed it presented a one-sided view of history.

The lawsuit was dismissed by a federal judge and the decision was upheld Wednesday by an appeals court in Boston. Young says he could appeal the decision in federal court or file new action in state court.

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