Investigation launched after Texas judge wears ’pussy hat’ in courtroom

Investigation launched after Texas judge wears ’pussy hat’ in courtroom
Apart from questions of fairness, she looks fabulous in that hat. (Image via Twitter)

A short investigation was launched after a Travis County judge wore a pink, knitted “pussy hat” in her courtroom late in January causing, some to doubt her impartiality from the bench.

Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt started her session on January 24 by putting on the pink knitted hat that has become associated with the Women’s March protests  held the day after Donald J. Trump took the oath of office to become the 45th president of the United States.

The judge’s shocking partisanship was first noted by Reddit users and soon caused residents to quiz Texas authorities as to whether or not a sitting judge is allowed to wear partisan political paraphernalia on the bench.

Local Austin TV station KVUE claimed that several county officials told them that Eckhardt didn’t break any rules other than that of propriety.

Eckhardt has been known as a liberal, activist judge in the past.

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