Miss. lawyers: Don’t revive lawsuit over Confederate emblem

Attorneys for Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant are asking a federal appeals court to not revive a lawsuit that sought to erase the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag.

State attorneys filed arguments Monday with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans.

A federal district judge in September dismissed a lawsuit by Carlos Moore, rejecting his argument that the emblem is an unconstitutional vestige of slavery.