Liberty Counsel files appeal after flag-flying ruling

Friday, February 7, 2020
 | 
Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

Christian flagThe legal battle continues over an organization demanding the right to fly a Christian flag at city hall in Boston where numerous other flags have flown.

Matt Staver, attorney and founder of Liberty Counsel, says he recently filed a notice of appeal after a judge ruled twice against his client, Hal Shurtleff and his group Camp Constitution.

Shurtleff sued after the City of Boston refused to hoist the flag to celebrate Constitution Day in 2017, and Liberty Counsel is arguing the city's action amounted to unlawful discrimination after the city admitted it refused to fly the flag because it is a religious symbol.

Meanwhile, Staver says there have been hundreds of flags hoisted.

"They have about 300 flags,” he says, “none of which had been censored, and only one had been censored and that is this one here."

Liberty Counsel expects to argue its appeal later this year with a decision before the end of the year.

“I think once we get to a higher court,” Staver predicts, “we'll ultimately win the day."

Comments

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

FEATURED PODCAST

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

When you hear the term 'moderate Democrat,' what comes to mind?

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

Security adviser: I’ve seen no intel of Moscow helping Trump
Sanders wins Nevada caucuses, takes national Democratic lead
DEA agent accused of conspiring with cartel
US leads training exercises in Africa amid focus on Sahel
Bloomberg : 3 women can be released on non-disclosure deals
At Trump’s India rally, Modi bets on bolstering his image
Sanders condemns Russian influence in election

LATEST FROM THE WEB

Philip Haney, DHS whistleblower, found dead, police say
Biden after Nevada: 'We're alive, we're coming back'
Bernie Sanders riled by reports Moscow has meddled in election to aid his campaign
Untraceable coronavirus clusters emerge, worrying health officials
Trump accuses 'crazy' Dems of 'disinformation,' predicts Nevada caucus problems during Vegas rally

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day
NEXT STORY
Pensacola cross will stand … for now

Pensacola crossA battle may have ended over a cross in Pensacola, but the war is far from over.