RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The Heritage Preservation Association has argued its appeal against the city of Danville in the Virginia Supreme Court, hoping to convince the court to agree to hear the case involving the Confederate flag. The Danville Register & Bee reports HPA attorney Kevin Martingayle argued Tuesday that the latest version of a state statute protects the flag that flew at Danville’s Sutherlin Mansion. In August the Danville City Council approved an ordinance that allows only certain flags to be flown on city-owned property, excluding the Confederate flag. The HPA filed a lawsuit claiming breach of contract in Danville Circuit Court. In October a judge ruled in the city’s favor and dismissed the case. Martingayle filed the appeal in December. If the court decides to hear the appeal, both sides will have 15 minutes to argue their cases.