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A Mississippi flag lawsuit may be revived after the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans agreed to hear arguments connected with the dismissed 2016 complaint filed by an attorney.
A federal district court judge kicked out the lawsuit by Carlos Moore last September, saying that the he lacked standing.
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Moore, who is black, charged that the Confederate battle emblem, which is part of the Mississippi flag, is "state-sanctioned hate speech" and sends a message to African-Americans that they are second-class citizens, according to The Associated Press.
Moore, whose law offices are based in Grenada, Mississippi, named Gov. Phil Bryant in the lawsuit, claiming that the flag violated the Equal Protection and Due Process Clauses of the 14th Amendment and could incite violence similar to the shooting in South Carolina in 2015.
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Moore was referring to the June 17, 2015, shooting deaths of nine Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church members attending Bible study at the Charleston, South Carolina, church, which include Rev. Clementa Pinckney, a state representative.
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