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Fashion, Sexism, and the United States Federal Judiciary


Charles E. Colman


New York University School of Law ; NYU Steinhardt Department of Visual Culture: Costume Studies

March 15, 2013

Vestoj: The Journal of Sartorial Matters, October 2013

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The U.S. federal judiciary has frequently displayed a dismissive attitude toward "fashion," while simultaneously recognizing the great economic importance of clothing. As fashion was, from the formation of the United States until at least the late 1960s, associated primarily with the female sex, while judges during this time period were almost exclusively male, one naturally wonders whether the power dynamics of gender shaped the development of the law pertaining to fashion. There is good reason to believe that this has indeed been the case.

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Keywords: fashion, clothing, sexism, US, judiciary, judges, IP, intellectual property

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Date posted: June 29, 2013 ; Last revised: July 3, 2013

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Colman, Charles E., Fashion, Sexism, and the United States Federal Judiciary (March 15, 2013). Vestoj: The Journal of Sartorial Matters, October 2013. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2286898

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