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Sanctions for Trump hat in courtroom 'appropriate'

Thursday, September 14, 2017 @ 2:31 PM | By Ian Burns

The hat that launched 81 complaints has led to a 30-day suspension without pay for Justice Bernd Zabel of the Ontario Court of Justice.

A four-person panel of the Ontario Judicial Council recommended the sanction Sept. 11 after an outcry surrounding Justice Zabel's decision to wear a red “Make America Great Again” hat to court the day after the election of U.S. President Donald Trump.

The hat was widely worn by supporters of Trump during last year’s presidential election. Justice Zabel said he wore the hat...