Columbia city councilman sues over Heritage Act

(Columbia City Council/Howard Duvall)

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)– A Columbia city councilman is suing state leaders over the law that keeps controversial statues standing throughout South Carolina.
Councilman Howard Duvall and two other plaintiff’s are challenging the Heritage Act in South Carolina Supreme Court saying it violates the state constitution.

Specifically, Councilman Duvall says the decisions should be up to the municipalities where the monuments are.
Gov. Henry McMaster, House Speaker Jay Lucas, and Senate President Harvey Peeler are named as defendants.
The law requires a two thirds vote in both the house and the senate to remove a monument or change a street or building name in the state.

It is now up to the Supreme Court justices to determine if it will hear the case.


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