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Thu Dec 11, 2014, 03:36 PM

State district judge runs Dallas County court with a purple passion [View all]


[font color=purple]Tom Fox/Staff Photographer
Purple is the new black in State District Judge Carter Thompson’s courtroom in the Frank Crowley Criminal Courts Building in Dallas. He does pull a black robe on when court is in session on Purple Thursdays.
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It must be Thursday.

Everyone in state District Judge Carter Thompson’s court is wearing purple.

The judge, who begins his third term in January, said he didn’t intend to start a fashion craze and inside joke. It just happened.

“Courthouses are by their nature grim. There’s no way around it,” Thompson said recently, wearing a plum shirt and a lavender tie. “This is something we do to lighten the mood around here.”

Read more: http://www.dallasnews.com/news/metro/20141210-state-district-judge-runs-dallas-county-court-with-a-purple-passion.ece


[font color=purple]Tom Fox/Staff Photographer
Assistant District Attorney Danielle Uher (right) pulls copies from Community Supervision Officer Monique Armonm's printer in her purple office on Purple Thursday at the Frank Crowley Criminal Courts Building in Dallas.
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