Judge, who calls himself a ‘dirty old man,’ tells women lawyers how to dress

Deena Winter
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Mar 25, 2014 11:30 AM
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Judge, who calls himself a ‘dirty old man,’ tells women lawyers how to dress

LINCOLN, Neb. — An outspoken Nebraska federal judge calls himself a “dirty old man” and, in a randy, roundabout way, in a blog posted Tuesday advises a young  lawyer to dress less suggestively.

This is the same Lincoln judge who told Congress to “go to hell” in the blog in October, urging his fellow judges to declare all of their employees “essential” so they could continue working during the federal government shutdown.

U.S. District Judge Richard Kopf posted an item Tuesday on his blog called “On being a dirty old man and how young women lawyers dress.” He recounted how he “freaked out” when his “tall, statuesque, and beautiful daughter Lisa” showed up for her sister’s wedding in a low-cut dress and he forced her to put on a “demure white sweater” due to his “old guy’s sense of decorum.”