Lots of talk and jokes about the hat Justice Scalia was wearing at the Inaugural yesterday. Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill even made a joke about it on Twitter during the ceremonies.
McCaskill" "Four years ago today I began tweeting. One of my first tweets was a comment on Scalia's weird hat.Will he wear it again? Stay tuned"
"She is so seriously cool. And she's gonna give Scalia's hat a run for its money."
"Yup. There it is. #Scaliaweirdhat"
Here's the back story to that hat.
"The hat is a custom-made replica of the hat depicted in Holbein’s famous portrait of St. Thomas More. It was a gift from the St. Thomas More Society of Richmond, Virginia. (It was) presented it to him in November 2010 as a memento of his participation in the 27th annual Red Mass and dinner."