Are pantsuits still verbotten as professional wear?  Recently, the new US Solicitor General (ie, the person who actually argues cases to the US Supreme Court on behalf of the federal government) appeared before the US Supreme Court wearing a pantsuit.  One might shrug and think no big deal.  But her choice became the topic of discussion at one legal blog and with another legal tabloid.  I thought we were past this, but hope the US Supremes, if no one else, was able to focus more on the quality of the Solicitor General’s legal briefing than on the perceived quality of her choice of clothing.