Man takes Con­fed­er­ate flag fight to high court

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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.”

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