Thursday, October 7, 2010

Attorney Jailed For Not Reciting Pledge of Allegiance

In a bizarre story out of Mississippi, an attorney was jailed for several hours for not reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in court.  Judge Talmadge Littlejohn asked everyone in his courtroom to stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance.  When the attorney, David Lampley rose, but remained silent, Judge Littlejohn reportedly became enraged and held Lampley in contempt of court.  Lampley ended up spending about 5 hours in the county jail.  According to one report, Lampley worked with the ACLU in a controversial school prayer case back in the 90's.  It's now known if this had anything to do with the judge holding him in contempt of court.

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