Pensacola Confederate monument removal suit revs up!

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(PensacolaNews Journal) Florida’s Secretary of State Cord Byrd is asking a judge to transfer part of the lawsuit over the removal of Pensacola’s Confederate monument to Leon County.

Byrd’s office filed the motion Friday in Escambia County Circuit Court.

It was the latest development in the case that has been pending since the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sent the case back to state courts in May of last year.

The case is moving forward as Florida lawmakers are considering passing legislation aimed a protecting Confederate and other monuments and memorials.

The Ladies Memorial Association, the Stephen Mallory Camp 1315 Sons of Confederate Veterans, Save Southern Heritage, Inc. Florida Chapter, and others sued Pensacola in state court after the City Council voted to remove the monument in July 2020.

The city had the case removed to…

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