Man takes Confederate flag fight to high court
JACKSON | A black Mississippi citizen is taking his case against the state’s Confederate-themed flag to the U.S. Supreme Court.
In papers filed Wednesday, attorneys for Carlos Moore said lower courts were wrong to reject his argument that the flag is a symbol of white supremacy that harms him and his young daughter by violating
the Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection to all citizens.
His attorneys wrote that under the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit’s ruling against Mr. Moore, “a city could adopt ‘White Supremacy Forever’ as its official motto; or a county could incorporate an image of white hooded figures and a noose hanging from a tree into its county seal; or a state could incorporate a Nazi swastika, as an endorsement of Aryan/ white supremacy, in its state flag.”