A judge ok’d the recall of the Maryland Confederate flag special license plates, joining Virginia who faces universal defiance from owners of the plates to return them.
Maryland Attorney General Brian Frost said, “I look forward to the day when these plates are no longer on the road. This flag is a painful symbol that divides us, conjuring images of hate and subjugation. It has no place in any contemporary government use.”
In Virginia it is now illegal to drive with Confederate license plates. Violators face prosecution on a misdemeanor if stopped. However, only 187 of the 1600 issued plates have been turned in.
Maryland’s recall efforts will begin sometime after Nov 17th, 2015