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Friday Roundup: The Big Painting, Boobies Case and Fantasy SCOTUS

By William Peacock, Esq. on November 01, 2013 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

It's Friday, and your attention span is probably shot. Mine certainly is. We'll keep this quick.

What's the latest in this ever-so-quiet week on First Street? Well, the first four females of the Court just got the ultimate artistic tribute, a Pennsylvania case involving breast cancer charities and the word "boobies" might be making its way south to the High Court docket, and we're setting our lineups for FantasySCOTUS.

"The Four Justices:" A Big, Beautiful Tribute

In honor of the first four women on the nation's highest court, artist Nelson Shanks pained a massive oil portrait of Justices Sandra Day O'Connor (retired), Ruth Bader Ginsburg (not retired, so stop asking), Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan. The portrait will be on display at the National Portrait Gallery for three years, reports The Washington Post.

Head over to the Post's coverage of the painting for a closer look, and tweet us your critique. Personally, I'm going to have to agree with my editor on this one -- Shanks made Kagan a bit too manly, but his rendition of the RBG scowl* is spot-on. All four justices have photos accompanying their official bios on the court's page, for comparison's sake.

I Heart Boobies

This is a silly case. There are a number of charities out there dedicated to breast cancer awareness with silly names, like the Feel Your Boobies Foundation and in this case, the I Heart Boobies bracelets sold by the Keep a Breast Foundation.

The charities use irreverence, and informal terms for mammary glands, to draw attention to an important cause. School administrators, as many of us know, have no sense of humor and told two middle-school students to stop wearing them because they were "concerned about the implications of a hyper-sexualized environment."

Puh-leze. Can't we let the kids have a little fun -- and simultaneously encourage breast cancer awareness and self-screening at a young age?

For more on the ludicrosity, check out our Third Circuit coverage. And if you want to support the cause and are not a 7th-grader, KAB sells the bracelets and other merchandise online.

Fantasy SCOTUS

With the Court set to (probably) release its first opinions (other than that "improvidently granted" false start) next week, now is a great time to put in your picks for Fantasy SCOTUS over at the Harlan Institute. We set up a Noble and Learned Hands league, just in case you're interested.

*(Editor's Note: Not scowl, thoughtful look. RBG would never scowl.)

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