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Court Dress Codes Created After Defendants Get Too Risqué


Defense lawyers in Travis County, Texas, are channeling Tim Gunn for their clients. After becoming increasingly frustrated with young defendants’ fashion choices, two judges created a list of clothing that is inappropriate to wear in court. Prohibited items and styles include short skirts, muscle shirts, low-hung jeans and shirts with obscene language and slogans. Defendants who violate this dress code will be asked to go home and change or to reset their cases for a later date. Many attorneys say that dress can have an effect on the outcome of a case. Sept. 8,


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