Federal attorneys file petition in SC church attack ruling

Federal attorneys have asked that a three-judge panel's decision allowing survivors and relatives of victims in a racist attack at a South Carolina church to sue the government should be reheard by the full 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Federal attorneys have asked that a three-judge panel's decision allowing survivors and relatives of victims in a racist attack at a South Carolina church to sue the government should be reheard by the full 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

The petition says the ruling doesn't follow judicial precedence.

The victims' attorney Mullins McLeod called the petition "routine" and says federal attorneys aren't raising any arguments they haven't raised before.

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Information from: The Post and Courier, http://www.postandcourier.com