An Ohio judge sentenced an attorney to 5 days in jail because she refused to remove her Black Lives Matter pin.

Attorney Andrea Burton wore the pin while defending her client in a Youngstown, Ohio court. Burton was then charged with contempt of court and said she would not remove the pin because she was expressing her right to free speech, according to WKBN News.


According to the judge, a Supreme Court ruling allows him to prohibit political symbols from his courtroom at his discretion. The local NAACP chapter told WKBN that they are monitoring Burton’s case and said the attorney’s civil rights may have been violated.

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