White House preparing for possible departure of ailing Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, reports say
After the 85-year-old Supreme Court Justice misses oral argument while recovering from cancer surgery, speculation grows that the Trump administration is preparing for a retirement and new confirmation battle.
Well, that was fast.
A limited-edition release of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s iconic “dissent” collar-style necklaces have reportedly flown off Banana Republic’s online shelves before they even went on sale. The Supreme Court’s oldest justice has made headlines in recent weeks as she recovers from early-stage lung cancer.
Earlier this week, Banana Republic announced that they'd be reissuing a black, bib-like collar necklace with faux-jewel detailing that the "Notorius RBG" first made famous in 2012. The retailer said they that planned to “proudly” donate 50% of the purchase price to the ACLU’s Women's Rights Project – and the item quickly sold like a hotcake.
“In just a few hours, we pre-sold all units of the necklace that were made in limited edition for January delivery. Given the overwhelming response, we are working quickly to create additional quantities,” reps for Banana Republic wrote on Instagram just one day later.
According to ABC, 85-year-old Ginsburg first received the stylish accessory from the VIP gift bag distributed at Glamour magazine’s “Women of the Year” gala in 2012 and has worn it many a time since.
“It looks fitting for dissents,” Ginsburg told Katie Couric of her so-called “dissenting” collar in a 2014 interview, as per ABC.
Famed for her accessorizing her black judicial robes with fancy collars, oversized eyeglasses, fishnet gloves, and scrunchies, the unlikely style icon and octogenarian has become somewhat revered by many millennial women.
As RBG fans cheer on her recovery, they’re also eager for the necklace to be available for sale again, too.
“I would be willing to pay triple the cost for this necklace. I want to know as soon as there are more in stock so that I can order,” one fan wrote on Instagram.
“PLEASE make more!” another agreed.
“I want this necklace! I neeeed this necklace,” another chimed in.