‘Tennessee Three’ expulsions violated First Amendment, report argues

By , Daily Memphian Updated: June 07, 2023 4:03 PM CT | Published: June 07, 2023 3:58 PM CT

Not since 1920, when the New York State Assembly ousted five representatives for being socialists during the post-World War I Red Scare, had a legislature expelled a member for their views.


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Ian Round

Ian Round

Ian Round is The Daily Memphian’s state government reporter based in Nashville. He came to Tennessee from Maryland, where he reported on local politics for Baltimore Brew. He earned a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland in December 2019.


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