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Lawyer Jailed For Refusing To Say The Pledge of Allegiance

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This time, the judge, Talmadge Littlejohn, held him in contempt and sent him to county jail. Lampley was released five hours later.

"I just wish somebody else had handled this before I came along," Lampley told the Northeast Mississippi News Journal.

Constitutional lawyers say the judge has no authority to force someone to say the Pledge, after the Supreme Court ruled decades ago that students couldn't be made to recite it in school.

But Littlejohn is reportedly still asking his court to recite the Pledge.

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