Group to fight judge’s dismissal of Confederate flag suit

Posted at 12:55 AM, Jul 05, 2012
and last updated 2012-07-05 00:55:24-04

LEXINGTON, Va. (WTVR) – One group’s fight to fly the Confederate flag in one part of the Commonwealth is not over.

The Associated Press reports the Virginia chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans will fight a judge’s recent decision to dismiss their lawsuit.

Lawyers with the Charlottesville-based Rutherford Institute will appeal to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond.

The Sons of Confederate Veterans initially filed the suit claiming Lexington city leaders targeted them by prohibiting Confederate flags on city owned flagpoles on Main Street.

The city created an ordinance that limits flags on city poles to local, state, and American flags.

The lower court ruled the flagpoles represent a form of expression the government has the right to control.

Stay with and CBS 6 News for continuing coverage of this developing story.