In a sudden reversal of policy, the Justice Department says people who wear T-shirts proclaiming "Meese is a Pig" will now be allowed into the building in Washington.

A bicycle messenger wearing one of the shirts was not permitted to make a delivery on the premises earlier this month because he was "inappropriately attired," department spokesman Patrick S. Korten said. As of the start of business Thursday, that policy stood.

But Korten said later in the day that the policy had been reversed."The matter was raised with the attorney general this morning. He said from here on out our policy will be that if they want to enter the building wearing that sort of T-shirt, they may," Korten told The Washington Post.