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Alabama attorney general sues removal of Confederate monument

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Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall is challenging the removal of a Confederate statue from the Madison County courthouse. 

The lawsuit, issued Friday, argues that the decision to move the statue honoring Confederate soldiers to a Huntsville cemetary violated the Alabama Memorial Preservation Act, passed in 2017. The law was made to protect Confederate monuments. 

The Madison County Commission voted in October to move it to Maple Hill Cemetary in Huntsville where Confederate soldiers are buried. The move was made in accordance with the law, according to commissioners involved in the decision. 

Marshall is wanting a judge to penalize the move with a one-time fine of $25,000.

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