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White House fashion police -- as blind as Lady Justice

President Obama announces his nomination of Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court at the White House in May. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Wondering who dressed Sonia Sotomayor during her confirmation process? Blame the White House.

In a speech at her 30-year Yale Law School reunion Saturday, the newest Supreme Court justice shared the inside scoop on her nomination -- including the vetting by the fashion police in the White House. According to the New Haven Register, Sotomayor told her fellow alums that officials asked her to bring five suits for the "acceptance ceremony" (unclear if it was the nomination announcement or the swearing-in) and picked one for her to wear.

Really? Administration experts handpicked those utterly unremarkable duds? Heck, we could have done that. Court reps referred us to the White House; a press aide there quipped "We think the justice looks great in a black robe" -- but never explained why they messed with her wardrobe.

By The Reliable Source  |  October 20, 2009; 1:03 AM ET
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I can tell you why they chose her outfits. Doesn't anyone remember the HUGE up roar when Hillary dared to show a smidge of her chest flesh? Women in politics get looked up and down with a scrutiny that men will never appreciate. Look at how Sarah Palin's clothes were HEADLINES during the campaign. Come on, are you even surprised by this?

Posted by: ROEL8021 | October 20, 2009 10:47 AM | Report abuse

IMO I thought she looked very professional yet fem.

Posted by: rlj1 | October 20, 2009 10:08 PM | Report abuse

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