Judges basically have ultimate control in their courtrooms. They have the power to determine a dress code and rule on violations of it. But when those rulings find an attorney in contempt and sentenced to jail time, things start to get a bit complicated.
Andrea Burton walked into a courtroom prepared to represent a client. But she was later the one being charged with contempt after Judge Milich asked her to take off a Black Lives Matter pin she was wearing five times and she refused to do so. Now, according to the Daily Beast, civil rights groups claim that Milich violated Burton’s first amendment rights and the attorney is appealing her five-day jail sentence.