Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Her Supreme Collars

The woman. The justice. The legend. The jabot.

The Washington Post/Getty Images U.S. Supreme Court portrait - Washington, DC The Washington Post/Getty Images It's not easy to show one's personality while wearing a black robe among other uniform, black robes, but the notorious RBG has somehow found a way to do just that.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Getty Images Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who won confirmation to the Supreme Court in 1993 by an overwhelming Senate vote of 96-3, has earned fame not only for her careful, impeccably researched opinions, but for her killer court fashion. US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Gins BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images If you're not sure what a jabot (pronounced "ja-beau") even is, now is as good a time as any to learn, as RBG has mastered the art of schooling her colleagues while donning one of these court-approved accessories. President Obama Delivers State Of The Union Address Alex Wong/Getty Images Bader Ginsburg told Katie Couric in 2014 that this delicate, beaded jabot from Cape Town, South Africa, is her favorite. Still, her fondness for it wasn't quite enough to keep her from snoozing for a bit during President Obama's 2010 State of the Union address.
Condoleezza Rice Gets Sworn in as Secretary of State Brooks Kraft/Corbis via Getty Images Justice Ginsburg shows off a more classic look with this lace jabot. Barack Obama Sworn In As U.S. President For A Second Term Win McNamee/Getty Images She wore the same style to President Obama's inauguration in 2013. US-POLITICS-GOVERNMENT NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images The lace collar to end all lace collars. There is nothing to dissent from here.
President Obama Delivers State Of The Union Address Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Justice Ginsburg wears this gift from her law clerks when she delivers majority opinions. Think #WinningJabot. US-POLITICS-STATE OF THE UNION-OBAMA BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images Damn. Forget about necklaces. Or any other neckwear, for that matter. This jabot is the star of them all ... U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer keeps Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg awake during the State of the Union Address The Washington Post/The Washington Post/Getty Images ... Even if it’s still not quite enough to keep a particular justice alert. But that's okay, RBG. We still love you, and your singular, supreme sense of style.
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