Judge denies petition to return Confederate flag to York Couny courthouse

YORK, S.C. (AP/FOX 46) - A judge denied a petition to return a Confederate flag to a York County, South Carolina courtroom during a hearing Thursday challenging the original decision to remove it. 

The Herald of Rock Hill reported a North Carolina man had demanded that the flag and portraits of Confederate generals go back into the main courtroom of the York County Courthouse. The hearing was scheduled for Thursday.

Russell Walker of Aberdeen, North Carolina, filed the lawsuit in June against York County Clerk of Court David Hamilton, asking a judge to force Hamilton to return the flag and pictures back to the main courtroom.

The lawsuit alleged the S.C. Heritage Act allows only the legislature to move Confederate items in public buildings.

This case has officially been dismissed and the Confederate flag will not be going back up in the courtroom. 


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