Journalist thrown out of court for sparkly pants
29 June 2012
A journalist in New Zealand was flung out of court earlier this week when officials objected to the sparkly nature of her trousers.
Laura McQuillan, who writes for NZ Newswire was, according to reports
, thrown out of a murder trial at Wellington High Court as a result of donning particularly exciting leg wear.
All New Zealand is currently gripped by the trial of Ewen McDonald, charged with murdering his brother-in-law, Scott Guy. There's been a bit of a media frenzy and, as the defence closed its case, McQuillan was primed to get scribbling. She slipped into the media gallery, only to be turfed out by "some court bureaucrat
" when her trousers were spotted. Whilst it appears jeans may be acceptable amongst the hacks, it seems her sparkly gold garment was just too much for the court Registrar.
||Will no one think of the children?
RollOnFriday discussion board users were quick to latch onto the story
with reactions ranging from "perfectly acceptable
" to a
", and plenty more unprintable on a family
Exciting trousers are of course commonplace within the legal profession. Who could forget Baker & McKenzie's ketchup-gate, or indeed
the €3,500 pair of lederhosen
purchased by top Linklaters partner Ralph