*UPDATE: Sandra Day O'Connor has won best-dressed Justice! Scroll down for pull poll results.*
The nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor has turned the spotlight on the Supreme Court, and, naturally, what those Justices are wearing. It turns out Supreme Court Justices are permitted to design their own robes, and quite a few have developed signature styles: Justices Ruth Ginsberg and Sandra Day O'Connor had lacy collars, Justice Antonin Scalia breaks out a funny hat out for every inauguration, Justice John Paul Stevens loves his bow-ties, and the late Chief Justice William Rehnquist added lots of flair with his famous Gilbert & Sullivan-inspired gold stripes.
As the first female justice, Sandra Day O'Connor (now retired) was a trailblazer in law and in fashion. Because she didn't wear a jacket and tie under her robe, O'Connor had to improvise. She settled on the lace scarf and the rest is history.
The late Chief Justice William Rehnquist's gold stripes were famously inspired by a Gilbert & Sullivan opera. Off-duty, Rehnquist was a little more low-key.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg followed in Justice O'Connor's footsteps, but added her own twist: a circular collar. Ginsberg is also a frequent wearer of the scrunchie.
Justice John Paul Stevens favors a bow-tie on- and off-duty.
Justice Antonin Scalia breaks out this hat to every presidential inauguration. From left to right, here he is at inaugurations in 2001, 2005, and 2009.