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Arizona sheriff's pink-underwear policy may be

rlarson Wrote: Apr 24, 2012 10:08 PM
Make them wear all pink. Not just underwear'and don't let them vote.

By Dan Whitcomb

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Firebrand Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio's requirement that jail inmates wear pink underwear may be unconstitutional when applied to prisoners who haven't been convicted of a crime, a federal appeals court said on Wednesday.

Two members of a three-judge appeal panel raised the issue while ruling for the majority in a related lawsuit against Arpaio and Maricopa County. But they stopped short of striking down the pink-underwear practice, saying it had not been formally challenged by plaintiffs in the case.

Pink underwear for male jail inmates is famously part of the tough stance against...