The ABC has a good story on the importance of dressing up for court.
Three years ago Rachel Larkin gouged the eye of another young woman with the heel of her stiletto shoe at Gungahlin skate park.
For that she was found guilty and sentenced to 12 months of periodic detention.
But appealing to the ever merciful Supremes, wearing black stilettos, has had the desired effect:
He also convicted Larkin of the offence, but re-sentenced her to a 12 month suspended sentence.
He said Magistrate Campbell’s original sentence was entirely appropriate, but he was taking account of fresh evidence that Larkin has had ongoing counselling and is now studying and working.