Take Off Your Hat!

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  1. Mike says:

    Philosophically, the neutrality issue is always an interesting one. Is the law neutral? In a sense, sure. Yet if the majority of us were some sect of hat-wearing Muslims, the law would most certainly allow us to wear hats in court. Thus, the law really isn't neutral. It's mean to favor (or at least not disfavor) the pro-Christian majority, even though, superficially, that doesn't seem to be the case.

  2. Matt Raft says:

    Patrick, this is one of your best posts yet. Thank you for gracing us with your wisdom.

  3. Linus says:

    But as I’ve grown older and been around the block, I’ve come to appreciate the duty of civility and courtesy that judges owe to people who appear in their courts.

    I've come to long for it. I too often feel like the undercurrent of everything some judges say is "you're in MY WORLD NOW, buddy". I get it more from magistrates than from district judges.

  4. mojo says:

    "Disorder in the Court", The Three Stooges, 1932(?)