[quote=“The U. S. Supreme Court”]“On April 26, 1968, the defendant was observed in the Los Angeles County Courthouse in the corridor outside of division 20 of the municipal court wearing a jacket bearing the words ‘Fuck the Draft’ which were plainly visible.”
It is, in sum, our judgment that, absent a more particularized and compelling reason for its actions, the State may not, consistently with the First and Fourteenth Amendments, make the simple public display here involved of this single four-letter expletive a criminal offense.[/quote]–[i]Cohen v. California /i (emphas added by me) supreme.justia.com/us/403/15/case.html
[quote]The judge asked LaPenta, 19, if she thought her shirt was appropriate.
LaPenta said she told the judge that it would have been inappropriate if she had been the defendant.[/quote]–“Judge holds woman in contempt for wearing offensive T-shirt,” Chicago Sun-Times suntimes.com/news/metro/2238 … 05.article
[quote=“The U. S. Supreme Court”][Footnote 3:]
It is illuminating to note what transpired when Cohen entered a courtroom in the building. He removed his jacket and stood with it folded over his arm. Meanwhile, a policeman sent the presiding judge a note suggesting that Cohen be held in contempt of court. The judge declined to do so, and Cohen was arrested by the officer only after he emerged from the courtroom.[/quote]–[i]Cohen v. California /i (emphasis added by me) supreme.justia.com/us/403/15/case.html#F3
I don’t know, though, times change. Maybe there’s no longer anything special about a courtroom. For all I know, she might win her appeal.