Elbows have it rough—sometimes literally. Their nickname is the “funny bone” even though everyone knows that there is nothing funny about the pain that follows knocking one’s elbow into something. And, should the elbow attempt to get a little exposure by resting upon a dinner table, the owner of said elbow faces a possible reprimand. The latest insult to the synovial hinge joint is its being singled out from all other body parts by Tennessee Judge Royce Taylor.
In a memo from earlier this month, Judge Taylor tackles the appropriateness of female fashion in the courtroom. The judge advises women to have suit jackets with sleeves that fall below the elbow. The memo was meant to address what many view as a lapse in professional dress among female attorneys. Apparently Judge Taylor is known for his fastidious fashion standards, having found a male lawyer in contempt for appear in court sans suit jacket.
Oh well, Tennessee attorneys. It could be worse. You could be required to wear high heels to enter the court, the way one California restaurant attempted to do this week.Dress Code, Fashion, Judge