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This Time, RBG Apparently Let Her Dissent Jabot Do the Talking

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was outspoken against Donald Trump during the election. The day after he won, she may have shown her disapproval in another fashion.

Jonathan Zalman
November 14, 2016

The day after Donald Trump was elected president, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg decided to wear her dissent jabot that she typically dons when reading a summary of her dissenting opinion from the bench. But she didn’t read that Wednesday, as there were no decisions to be made, leading some people to believe that RBG wore that particular jabot to show her (continued) disliking of Trump.

In July, RBG said she didn’t even want to “contemplate” would a Trump presidency would look like, or be life. She later apologized for her comments.

RBG: “This is my dissenting collar… It looks fitting for dissents.”

— Irin Carmon (@irin) July 31, 2014

Jonathan Zalman is a writer and teacher based in Brooklyn.