Domestic Diversions

“Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.” (Mark Twain): How not to bug the judge

The ABA Journal reports on dress codes for courtrooms and bans on: pajamas, saggy pants, exposed undergarments, bare feet, curlers, gang clothes, muscle shirts, tank tops, halters, bare midriffs, miniskirts (hemlines more than 4 inches above the knee),
excessive, uncovered body piercings and tattoos, flip-flops, T-shirts with inappropriate messages and clown suits.

Debra Cassens Weiss writes (excerpt):
The aim of the dress codes is to maintain dignity in the courtroom, court security consultant Timothy Fautsko told USA Today. “I had a report of one court that had an individual keep coming into court dressed like a clown,” he told the newspaper. “Again, that pushes the dignity of the court.”

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