South Carolina Attorney General Issues Opinion On Heritage Act

(Columbia, SC) -- The South Carolina Attorney General is issuing an opinion on the Heritage Act. 

He says the state law passed in 2000 is constitutional in protecting certain monuments from being removed from public property without a General Assembly vote. 

But, Attorney General Wilson says the part of the law that requires a two-thirds vote of lawmakers to have a protected monument removed could be found unconstitutional. 

He also says the John C. Calhoun statue in Charleston is not protected by the law because it was not a war monument and was on private property.

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