Did you hear? Elena Kagan was sworn in as a Justice of the Supreme Court. Oh, you did? Well did you hear she wore pants? She did!
I don't think we have any reason to fear the pants suit, as long as it is well-fitted, which this one is. Justice Kagan looks infinitely more comfortable in her clothes and her skin than she did in the skirt suits she wore during her Senate confirmation hearings.
Unfortunately, she's still gravitating to round bead necklaces that aren't very flattering, but considering that this is one of the last outfits a wide public audience will see her wear before she dons the big black robes, she made a good choice.
Now all the remains to be seen is what kind of collar she will pair with her robes. Justice Sotomayor wears one that Justice Ginsburg gave her as a gift when she joined the Court.