JACKSON – Chancellor Talmadge Littlejohn of New Albany should be publicly reprimanded and fined, the Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance announced today.
On Oct. 6, Littlejohn ordered Oxford attorney Danny Lampley jailed for contempt of court after Lampley stood in his courtroom but failed to repeat the Pledge to of Allegiance, as the judge instructed court participants to do.
A few hours later, Lampley was released. He said he does not believe that, as an American, he must repeat loyalty oaths.
Although Lampley said he had not complained to the MCJP, several others told the Daily Journal they had.
Today, the commission said it will ask the Mississippi Supreme Court to consider his public reprimand and a $100 fine.
The case drew attention in news media as far away as Russia.
For more, read Wednesday’s Daily Journal.
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