The New York Post has as amazing story about the alternate juror kicked out of a NYC courtroom for wearing a t-shirt that says "Who the F--- Is Kanye West? in 2 inch high letters. Here is an excerpt from their report:
The shirt in question, worn by 19-year-old alternate No. 3, Nneka Eneorj, as she sat in the front row of the jury box, caught the judge's eye just as the defendant was about to take the stand. 'WHO THE F--- IS KANYE WEST?' the shirt read, the offending obscenity resting just above the wood veneer rail of the jury box. Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Thomas Farber ordered the other jurors out of the courtroom -- directing Eneorj to stand before his bench.
Here we go again? I am seriously ill-liberal about courtroom attire as readers of Bad Lawyer know. Whether we agree with what happens in any given courtroom or not, our clothing, our attitude and our behavior in court is necessarily respectful. The courtroom is a place of justice and judgment. Anything that fundamentally distracts from that purpose is mistaken, error and contemptuous, in my opinion.