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Mississippi Rising Coalition v. City of Ocean Springs, Mississippi

Ocean Springs, Miss. officials pass resolution requiring that the state flag (complete with Confederate battle flag in its canton) be flown over the city hall and other government buildings. Nonprofit org and city residents sue under the Fair Housing Act, alleging that the flag illegally deters African-Americans from moving to the city. Can’t sue over that, says the Fifth Circuit; exposure to the Mississippi state flag does not amount to an injury.


Tags: 2018, Fair Housing Act, Fifth Circuit, Standing

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