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TUPELO – Attorney Danny Lampley of Oxford was out of the Lee County Jail after more than 4 1/2 hours of thinking about why he refused to recite the U.S. Pledge of Allegiance today.
Chancellor Talmadge Littlejohn ordered Lampley jailed shortly after court began in Tupelo this morning.
Eyewitnesses said Littlejohn asked the court audience to rise and repeat the pledge. Lampley rose but failed to vocalize the words to the pledge, an act he has done before, apparently to the judge's consternation
Originally posted by Alethea
Also you will remember that Pres. Obama did not salute the flag. I don't think he was sent to the pokey for it.
Originally posted by DimensionalDetective
Maybe somebody versed in the law can help me out here, but is it against the law to refuse the recital of the pledge of allegiance?
Originally posted by NOTurTypical
No, but it is against the law to be in contempt of the court.
This lawyer isn't to bright, it's not a good idea to piss of the judge in a case you're trying to win.
“This morning, [ending up behind bars] was the last thing on my mind," Lampley told the Daily Journal. He added that he and the judge have a "different point of view" about things like loyalty oaths and the pledge of allegiance. "I don't have to say it because I'm an American," he said. But, he added, "I have a lot of respect for him …I'm just not going to back off on this.”
Originally posted by JIMC5499
That lawyer needs to find a new line of work. I DO NOT agree with the Judge, but the lawyer should be smart enough to go along until his case has been heard and then file a complaint with the Bar Association, and the head of the Court.