Mississippi State Flag Update


JACKSON, Miss. (WCBI) – Attorneys for the Governor Phil Bryant, say an African-American lawyer, who sued the state, failed to show he suffered harm because of the Confederate battle emblem, on the state flag.

Because of that, they are telling the U.S. Supreme Court, that lower courts were correct to reject the lawsuit.

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In his lawsuit, Attorney Carlos Moore sought to have the flag declared an unconstitutional relic of slavery.

Mississippi has the last state flag, featuring the Confederate symbol, that critics see as racist.

A federal district judge, and an appeals court ruled against Moore, in his 2016 lawsuit. His attorneys are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to consider the case.

The court accepts a fraction of cases on appeal.

The Assistant State Attorney General filed papers with high court Wednesday, October 19, on behalf of Governor Phil Bryant.