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Daily Journal article on Shirley Byers being sanctioned by the Mississippi Supreme Court

Bobby Harrison has an article in the Daily Journal about the Third Circuit run-off that focuses on Shirley Byers having been reprimanded by the Mississippi Supreme Court for wrongfully jailing a reporter.  The article doesn’t fully spell it out; she was reprimanded for a number of violations of the canons of judicial ethics in that and other cases.  In the jailing of the reporter, she had, first, entered an order prohibiting reports on events that happened in public in her court, which is a prior restraint on speech and therefore a clear violation of the First Amendment, then, second, jailed the reporter for violating the illegal order. I have been preparing a longer post on all of this but am in a situation where I have limited ability to post.  I should be more free to post soon.

After posting, I note that Crispen Garcia linked this in comments.

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