中英對照讀新聞》Virginia Supreme Court gives Richmond green light to remove city-owned Confederate statues 維吉尼亞州最高法院批准瑞奇蒙拆除公有邦聯國雕像
Richmond, Virginia, can continue removing city-owned Confederate memorials, the state Supreme Court ruled this week.
Following protests for racial equality in the wake of George Floyd’s death earlier this summer, Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney invoked his emergency powers to remove multiple Confederate monuments in Richmond, the former capital of the Confederacy, including a statue honoring Confederate Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, from the city’s historic Monument Avenue.
"As the capital city of Virginia, we have needed to turn this page for decades. And today, we will," Stoney said at the time.
But his actions were soon challenged by a citizen, referred to anonymously in court documents, who said Stoney was acting outside his authority, and a lower court put Stoney’s action on hold to permit the citizen to weigh in on the case.
give green light to：慣用語，給…開綠燈，准許，許可。例句：Amid the continuing fight against COVID-19, the government has given the green light to use the low-cost, locally developed test kits again.（值此持續對抗武漢肺炎之際，政府已批准再度使用當地研發的低成本篩檢套組。）
in the wake of：慣用語，在…之後。
to turn the page：慣用語，翻過這一頁，意指不再糾結過去，開始人生新頁。例句：The new president told the nation the election was over and asked them to turn the page and work for the reconciliation of the country.（新總統告訴全國，選舉已經結束，並要求國民不要再糾結過去與為國家和解而努力。）