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Judge Warns Women in Skirts to Avoid New Courthouse’s Glass Staircase


Judge Julie Lynch notes an unfortunate juxtaposition at the new courthouse in Franklin County, Ohio.

The courthouse is used to sentence sex offenders, and its glass staircase may be used by women in skirts, the Columbus Dispatch reports. “If you wear dresses, you’re on notice that you might want to take the elevator, as I will be doing,” Lynch said.

Court officials are aware of the issue, and they are discussing whether they will need to change the design. “For now,” the story says, “security guards have been told to keep an eye out for people craning their necks.”

Hat tip to How Appealing.

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