Kay Ivey, Alabama Governor, Signs Law Protecting Confederate Monuments from Removal

Alabama’s Republican governor has effectively safeguarded the state’s Confederate monuments from removal amid a recent purge of Civil War relics within neighboring states. Gov. Kay Ivey signed the Alabama Memorial Preservation Act of 2017 on Wednesday, putting in place measures to protect decades-old statues, monuments and other tributes from Decatur to Dothan. Officially the legislation prohibits…

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