Virginia's Supreme Court will not hear Danville Confederate flag appeal

DANVILLE (WSLS 10) - The Supreme Court of Virginia will not rehear the Danville Confederate flag appeal.

This decision upholds the city's removal of a Confederate flag from the grounds of the Sutherlin Mansion.

The Heritage Preservation Association filed a lawsuit, asking a three-judge panel to re-hear the case.

Danville City Council adopted an ordinance on Aug. 6, 2015, that permits only the U.S. national flag, Virginia state flag, city flag of Danville and the POW/MIA flag to be flown on flagpoles owned by the city. Danville police removed the Third National Flag of the Confederacy from the grounds of the city-owned Sutherlin Mansion following City Council's adoption of the ordinance.

The ordinance does not prohibit individuals from carrying any flag in public or displaying any flag on private property.

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