Says the judge:
BE IT REMEMBERED, this date, the Court having ordered all present in the courtroom to stand and recite the Pledge of Allegience, and having found that Danny Lampley, Attorney at Law, failed and refused to do so, finds said Danny Lampley to be in criminal contempt of court.
I guess it’s Mississippi, and this kind of stuff is just going to happen there. However, I suspect the types of folks who routinely complain about activist, arrogant judges would see no problem with this case.
Ed quotes Justice Robert Jackson in West Virginia v. Barnette:
“If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation, it is that no official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion, or other matters of opinion or force citizens to confess by word or act their faith therein.”