State Supreme Court weighs legislative dispute - - Jackson, MS

State Supreme Court weighs legislative dispute

JACKSON, Miss (AP) -

The Mississippi Supreme Court isn't saying how it might rule in a legislative dispute over bill readings done by a "demon chipmunk."
An attorney for Republican House Speaker Philip Gunn asked justices Tuesday to dismiss a case filed by a freshman Democrat.
Rep. Jay Hughes of Oxford sued Gunn in March after Democrats requested bills to be read as a filibuster and Gunn had readings done by a superfast computer voice that couldn't be understood.

Some lawmakers nicknamed the voice a demon chipmunk.
Hughes' attorney on Tuesday asked justices to send the case to a lower court for a full hearing on the dispute. And, he asked them to order Gunn to have bills read at a comprehensible pace.
The Mississippi constitution allows legislators to have bills read aloud.

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