Death to Jurors!
slevine at SJULAWFAC.STJOHNS.EDU
Tue Dec 16 13:54:53 PST 1997
For the most part, courts have allowed parties and, at times,
witnesses, to wear religious garb in the courtroom. They have
generally prohibited attorneys from wearing clerical collars in
court, though in O'Reilly v. Contemporary Mission, 692 F.2d 144 (2d
Cir. 1981), the Second Circuit reversed a Southern District ruling that
denied the motion of a priest to appear pro se while wearing his
collar. If anyone is interested, I have an article forthcoming in
Fordham Law Review discussing many of these issues, and I'd be glad
to send reprints.
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