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INDIANAPOLIS — An Indiana attorney who hates socks and has a habit of appearing in court with bare feet stuffed into his shoes faces possible sanctions if he shows up without them again in court.

In a directive issued in an Aug. 26 court order, Blackford Circuit Judge Dean A. Young addresses Todd Glickfield's courtroom fashion faux pas and explains the court decorum policy and the judge's authority to set rules, including a dress code.

"It strikes me that the judge is entirely within his authority to require that the attorney wear socks in the courtroom," said Maureen B. Collins, a professor at the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, who teaches a class in lawyering skills.

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