Confederate emblem ‘un-American,’ judge says in flag hearing

A federal judge says the Confederate emblem on the Mississippi flag is “anti-American” because it represents those who fought to leave the United States.

But, U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves is not yet saying whether he will fully consider a lawsuit that seeks to eliminate the flag as a state symbol.

Reeves heard arguments Tuesday over motions in a lawsuit filed by Carlos Moore, an African-American attorney who’s asking Reeves to declare the flag an unconstitutional relic of slavery.

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4/12/16