The News Journal reports that our friend Leo Strine has got some stylish new judicial rags:
Delaware Supreme Court Chief Justice Leo E. Strine has ditched his basic black judicial robe for a gown makeover.
The recently minted chief justice has donned a more decorative judicial robe with two wide gold bars on each sleeve – not unlike a football jersey. Blue and gold neck trim accent the back. ...
According to Stephen Taylor, court administrator with the Delaware Supreme Court, Strine's gold shoulder stripes are a "distinction" for the office of the chief justice as head of the Delaware judiciary.
Former Chief Justice Myron Steele, whom Strine replaced, sported a robe with a cummerbund or wide belt that he wore over his robe and fastened in the back. Some said the belt made the robe look like a kimono.
"We did not think I could pull off the sash that Chief Justice Steele wore with panache and style," Strine said through his spokeswoman Patricia Griffin, state court administrator.
"We"? Has Strine also adopted the majestic plural pronoun?