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The Slice

What if Atticus Finch wore one?

I've never been in an English court of law.

But I have watched a lot of British courtroom dramas on TV.

And I have to admit I have experienced a change of heart over the years. You know the wigs English judges and lawyers wear? Well, they used to really annoy me. Yes, I knew it was a tradition and all that. But it just struck me as ridiculous. Sort of like the royal family.

But over time, my attitude about the wigs has softened. Now I think of wearing them as a way of honoring their judicial heritage.

In fact, I almost think it's a practice we former colonists could emulate.

No, of course our officers of the court would not wear powdered wigs. That would be silly.

But what about coonskin caps? What could be more American?

It might lend a certain Davy Crockett/Daniel Boone air to courtroom proceedings.

Or not. Just a thought.

 



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