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Texas judge caught wearing ‘pussy hat’ while on the job

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A photo of a Texas judge wearing a “pussy hat” during  a courtroom session in Travis County is making its rounds on the internet, sparking polarizing discussion on whether or not judges -elected or appointed- should adorn themselves with politically-charged symbols.

Elected Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt was spotted wearing the knit hat on January 24, an item of headgear which has been associated with Anti-Trump entities, the women’s march and other pro-feminist groups.

A video Eckhardt saying she was “getting her cat ears on” surfaced after a photo of her wearing the hat worked its way around Reddit, sparking ire from many users.

“Seems inappropriate to put your personal political beliefs on display as a judge,” one user wrote on Reddit.”

However, other users on the Austin Reddit subpage pointed out that Judge Eckhardt isn’t an actual judge in the traditional sense.

In Texas, “County Judges” are elected positions that oversee commissioners courts, often acting as a commissioner themselves. As such, county officials verify that Eckhardt can wear political symbols since she openly ran on a political platform.

KVUE noted that the cap was slipped on as the commissioners court was preparing to approve a proclamation “supporting reproductive choice in healthcare.”
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3 COMMENTS

  1. Judges are supposed to be fair and unbiased. THIS Judge is not only highly biased, she is wearing a hat that is vulgar and tasteless. She should lose her Judgeship!

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