Monday, July 02, 2007

DRESSED FOR SUCCESS?


Judges in Nashville, TN, are finally instituting something of a dress code:
Fed up with defendants coming to court wearing flip-flops, wife-beater t-shirts, saggy drawers and gangster couture, some Nashville judges are saying, "Enough!"

"I've seen fishnet type shirts worn by defendants who are wearing no bra, pants or shorts that hung down so low on the body that it's almost a case of indecent exposure," Nashville lawyer David Collins said. "People come to court in flip-flips, open-toed sandals, no socks _ just about anything you can imagine."

But that is changing. Monday, Davidson County Criminal Court Judge Cheryl Blackburn starts a strict dress code _ one borrowed from Nashville schools. (source)

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