A Mississippi citizen is taking his case against the Confederate-themed state flag to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Grenada Attorney Carlos Moore says lower courts incorrectly rejected his argument that the flag harms him by violating the Constitution’s equal-protection guarantee.
Mississippi is the last state with a flag featuring the Confederate battle emblem — a red field topped by a tilted blue cross dotted with 13 white stars. Supporters say it represents history. Mississippi has used the flag since 1894, and voters kept it in 2001.
Moore calls it “state-sanctioned hate speech.”