Her fashion statement said more than any written statement could
It is no secret that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has little love for President-elect Donald Trump.
Ginsburg has been critical of Trump over the course of the presidential campaign, calling out his refusal to release his tax returns—even wryly suggesting a move to New Zealand if he was elected. Now, through a subtle fashion statement, some believe that Bader Ginsburg has made a sly rebuke of Trump’s election.
According to Tablet, the day after the election, Bader Ginsburg wore her dissenting jabot, a necklace-like accessory she normally wears when reading her dissenting opinions after a ruling. She said she’d wear it, despite not having any decisions pending on Wednesday following the election.
RBG allegedly told MSNBC national reporter Irin Carmon, “This is my dissenting collar. … It looks fitting for dissents."
A subtle jab from the most important person on the court, perhaps?
Bader Ginsburg has been outspoken in her criticism of Trump. In July, she told The New York Times:
"I can't imagine what this place would be—I can't imagine what the country would be—with Donald Trump as our president. For the country, it could be four years. For the court, it could be—I don't even want to contemplate that.”
Trump, who will take office in January with both the House and Senate in tow, will likely move quickly to fill the vacant seat in the Supreme Court, cementing a conservative-leaning majority.