U.S. Supreme Court gives Mississippi until Oct. 18 to respond to flag lawsuit
The U.S. Supreme Court is giving Mississippi more time to respond to a lawsuit that challenges the Confederate battle emblem on the state flag.
The court says Monday that attorneys for Governor Phil Bryant have until October 18th to respond. The original deadline was this Thursday. 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.