A Benton County judge has apologized for telling a woman with cancer to take a knitted cap off her bald head or leave his courtroom.
The Herald's story on the incident made national news over the weekend.
Hollenbeck said Friday that he felt the no-hat rule was appropriate and necessary to ensure respect for court proceedings and the judge.
"The rule has been changed (in my court)," he said.
"It was a terrible way to treat a lady who was obviously ill," said Hunt, who contacted the Herald on Monday.