Magistrates can write 'tits' Supreme Court says

Cassation rejects disciplinary action for 'uncouth' language

(ANSA) Rome, October 9 - An Italian magistrate who referred to a girl's breasts as "tits" in official documents was "uncouth" but should not undergo disciplinary proceedings, the supreme Court of Cassation ruled Monday.
    The supreme court made the unusual ruling following a complaint that a prosecuting magistrate from Torre Annunziata wrote in an indictment of two men that they had touched the "tits" of an underage girl.
    "This is a term belonging to common and colloquial uncouth language but it does not carry a specific connotation of vulgarity," the Cassation judges said.
   

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