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Chicago Judge Illustrates His Rulings With Photos

Originally published on January 23, 2012 7:25 am
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Good morning. I'm David Greene. Court opinions are usually not that exciting. But a judge in Chicago is trying to liven up his rulings with illustrations. In one, he used an iconic photo of Bob Marley. The case was about a prisoner's right to keep his dreadlocks on religious grounds. In another ruling, one lawyer was not so entertained when the judge reprimanded him using a picture of an ostrich with its head in the sand. The judge issued an un-illustrated apology. You're listening to MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.