Updated Nov. 20, 2020 at 3:45 p.m.: Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall announced Friday afternoon his office had filed a lawsuit on behalf of the state of Alabama against Madison County and its commission over the removal of the Confederate monument and seeking the $25,000 fine outlined in the law he maintains was broken.
The lawsuit, filed in Madison County Circuit Court, asks a judge to issue a declaratory judgment that the county commission broke the law and to impose the $25,000 fine. The lawsuit is embedded at the bottom of this story.
Original story: Madison County violated state law last month in removing and relocating the Confederate monument, according to Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall.
Marshall’s office told AL.com on Thursday that a review of the relocation determined the move was illegal, violating the 2017 law that prohibits altering a historic structure without having received a waiver from the