Court sets Sept. 28 deadline for filing.
Carlos Moore, an African-American attorney in Mississippi, filed suit in 2016 seeking to have the flag declared an unconstitutional relic of slavery.
A federal district judge and an appeals court ruled against Moore, but his attorneys asked the Supreme Court in June to consider the case during the term that begins in October. Moore’s attorneys said lower courts were wrong to reject his argument that the flag is a symbol of white supremacy that harms Moore and his young daughter by violating the Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection to all citizens.
Moore and one of his attorneys, Michael Scott, said Tuesday it’s a good sign that justices are requesting arguments from Republican Gov. Phil Bryant.
“While this does not mean that the Supreme Court will take the case, it shows that they are giving serious consideration to the petition,” Scott said. “We are very pleased by this development and remain hopeful that the Supreme Court will agree that the equal protection issues we have raised are worthy of the court’s time.”
Judge Carlton Reeves Conclusion in State Flag Lawsuit Ruling is Either Ignorant of History or Purposefully Misleading.