A federal judge admitted late Tuesday he believes the Mississippi state flag is "anti-American" because it includes an emblem of the Confederate flag.

The court heard arguments Tuesday over motions to consider African-American attorney Carlos Moore's lawsuit, which also deemed the flag as an unconstitutional relic of slavery.

U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves did not say whether he will allow the lawsuit from Moore, which seeks to terminate the flag as a state symbol, according to a report.

The state has argued the state legislature oversees flag design and the suit has no purpose in court.