Texas Judge Lifts Courtroom Ban on Cowboy Boots

Texans who prefer western footwear won't have to leave their cowboy boots at home any more before entering one Austin-area courtroom.

The Austin American-Statesman on Monday reported a municipal judge in Lakeway has reversed his ban on cowboy boots in the courtroom.

Judge Kevin Madison says he's revised the ban, effective Sept. 18, saying "attorneys, witnesses, and court litigants in the great state of Texas can now breathe a sigh of relief."

The newspaper earlier Saturday reported on the ban, which Madison says he had in effect for about a decade and had received no complaints.

Some attorneys had considered challenging the ban as un-Texan.