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Norfolk Officials Sue the State of Virginia for Mot Letting Them Desecrate Confederate Monuments

The Hill reported that the city of Norfolk Virginia, filed a federal lawsuit last week against the state of Virginia over a law that prevents the removal of a Confederate monument from its downtown business district.

Based on a state law passed in 1904, public war memorials in the state can’t be removed or modified, thus preventing local officials from carrying out a 2017 resolution directed towards moving the memorial owned by the city to a cemetery. This memorial was built in 1907 and commemorates soldiers who fought for the Confederacy.

This suit was filed in the U.S. District Court in Norfolk.

Although the city council approved the resolution, no action would be taken until the state preservation law was no longer in effect. Violating this law could bring about financial penalties.

Read the full story from Big League Politics

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