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RBG with a Golden Neck Doily?

May 28th, 2013

What fashion statement is she making today?


Update: We have an update from Court artist himself, Art Lien:

There you have it. It’s gold and thick.

And more from Michelle Olson:

Breaking: Justice Ginsburg “Neck Doily” Watch – RBG Swaps Jabot for Bling!

November 26th, 2012

Earth-shattering news from the Supreme Court, courtesy of Robert Barnes:

I hope someone got a sketch of that! For more on the Jabot (or as I call it the neck doily) see these posts.

Update: Thanks to the inestimable Art Lien, we now have a sketch of Justice Ginsburg “forgo[ing] the jabot.”

Here are Art’s comments:

One thing a sketch artist at the Supreme Court needs to look for is whether Justice Ginsburg is wearing a jabot or one of her increasingly large doilies around her neck. Today, for the first time I can recall, she wore neither. She appeared to be wearing a sparkly necklace of dark crystals. I couldn’t quite make it out.

Bling Bling!

Update: WaPo Reliable Sources has the scoop on RBG’s new bling.

Time to bust out your holiday-season bling — and that goes for you Supreme Court justices, too!Ruth Bader Ginsburg turned some heads Monday when she showed up in court wearing a big shiny necklace with her robe instead of her usual frilly white jabot. We’re told that the bib-style sparkler (glass beads on a black scalloped base) was a Banana Republic offering that came in the VIP gift bag at Glamour magazine’s “Women of the Year”gala in New York this month, where Ginsburg was among the honorees. (Sorry, no photo: Cameras aren’t allowed in the court.)

Swanky. Here is a pic from Banana Republic’s web site:

H/T DC Dicta

Kagan on not wearing a Neck Doily – “In my real life I’m not a frilly, lacy person.”

December 27th, 2010

Justice Kagan sat down for a lengthy interview on C-SPAN. At 27:33, she is asked about her decision not to wear a neck doily. For those of you outside the SCOTUSphere, the neck doily is the frilly lacy thing that Justice Ginsburg wears around her neck (for more on the doily, see here, here, and here). Here is what Justice Kagan had to say:

“I think you just have to do what makes you feel comfortable. In my real life I’m not a frilly, lacy person. Some of the things people wear just struck me as not something I felt comfortable with. I have, on occasion, worn a white scarf under my robe. I have worn that for all of our pictures and my investiture. I wear pearls a lot. I think the robe is a symbol of the impersonality of the law.”

There you have it.

Update: Thanks for the link Above The Law, and picking up my usage of the term “neck doily!”

Update: Justice Kagan is *not* wearing a Neck Doily

October 4th, 2010

Although Justice Kagan wore a neck doily during her investiture, she did not wear one during oral arguments.

H/T Art Lien

Breaking News: Justice Kagan is wearing a Neck Doily

October 1st, 2010

I suppose the answer to my previous question is yes.