In Texas, the things people wear to court apparently include cartoon pajamas, exposed underwear, fuzzy slippers, low-cut blouses and "booty shorts." (Michigan stories, anyone?) A Texas judge has now specifically banned such attire, according to this story in the Longview, Texas, News-Journal. And then there's the incriminating stuff. “We’ve had stuff as silly as defendants going up to plea before the bench, and they’ve got a crack spoon hanging around their neck.” ABA Journal also reminds us that this month employees at San Francisco's Civic Center Courthouse protested strict enforcement of an 18-year old dress code that requires them to "look professional at all times," which the court administrator has interpreted as dress shirts and ties for males. As anyone who has ever attempted to enforce or comply with a dress code understands, the story notes that what is considered appropriate for women is "less clear-cut." Outside the courthouse protestors chanted, "Don't hate, we look great."
ABAJournal.com: "Workers protest courthouse dress code: ‘Don’t hate, we look great!’"