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Rep. Justin Jones sues House Speaker Cameron Sexton over expulsion, vote to silence him

Posted on AllSides October 3rd, 2023
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Tennessee Rep. Justin Jones, D-Nashville, sued the state and House Speaker Cameron Sexton on Tuesday, alleging the House Republican efforts to expel Jones last spring and enact new rules to limit debate during the August special session were unconstitutional and illegal. House Republicans expelled Jones and his freshman colleague Rep. Justin Pearson, D-Memphis, in April after the two broke House rules and mounted brief gun reform chants on the chamber floor. The pair were frustrated with the lack of legislative action in the wake of the Covenant School shooting just...

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