Ruth Bader Ginsburg praises Brett Kavanaugh for hiring ‘all-female law clerk crew’

Make sure to let us know what you think... we now have comments turned ON below the article!

During the contentious fall 2018 confirmation hearings for then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who faced numerous allegations of sexual misconduct, a common refrain among the left was that Kavanaugh’s addition to the court would be bad for women across the country — a triumph for the patriarchy, they said.

But that narrative was torn apart on Friday by none other than feminist icon, liberal heroine, and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who revealed in a speech just how good Kavanaugh’s addition to the high court has actually been for women.

Making history

Ginsburg’s remarks about fellow Justice Kavanaugh came during her address on Friday to a gathering of judges at the Second Circuit Judicial Conference in New York.

Ginsburg first noted in her speech that the court began the 2019 term in October short-handed due to the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy. But they were soon back to a full bench after Kavanaugh was confirmed by the Senate.

The new junior justice then wasted no time in making history, according to RBG, who lauded Kavanaugh’s dedication to hiring women to his team.

“Justice Kavanaugh made history by bringing on board an all-female law clerk crew,” Ginsburg said. “Thanks to his selections, the court has this term, for the first time ever, more women than men serving as law clerks.”

However, Ginsburg noted: “Women did not fare nearly as well as advocates. Only about 21% of the attorneys presenting oral argument this term were female; of the 34 attorneys who appeared more than once, only 6 were women.”

For his part, Kavanaugh hired four female law clerks to work for him. One of those hires, Kim Jackson, had also clerked for Kavanaugh prior to his appointment to the Supreme Court.

Raising up women

During his heated confirmation hearings, Kavanaugh strenuously denied allegations of sexual misconduct lodged against him, and pointed to his lengthy record of hiring female clerks — many of whom went on to clerk for other justices at the Supreme Court — as proof that he seeks to build up women, not tear them down.

These assertions were supported by many of the women who had worked for and with Kavanaugh in the past.

“In my time on the bench, no federal judge — not a single one in the country — has sent more women law clerks to clerk on the Supreme Court than I have,” Kavanaugh told the Senate Judiciary Committee last fall, adding a vow that he would hire an all-female crew to clerk for him if confirmed.

And it seems Kavanaugh has made good on that promise, much to the delight of Ginsburg and feminists everywhere.

Looks like conservatives were right all along: Brett Kavanaugh isn’t so bad for women, after all.

91 Responses

  1. I absolutely love your blog and find most of your post’s to be exactly I’m looking for. Does one offer guest writers to write content to suit your needs? I wouldn’t mind composing a post or elaborating on a number of the subjects you write concerning here. Again, awesome weblog!

  2. I’ve been browsing online more than three hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours. It is pretty worth enough for me. In my opinion, if all web owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the internet will be a lot more useful than ever before.

  3. I have been surfing online more than 3 hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours. It’s pretty worth enough for me. In my opinion, if all web owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the internet will be a lot more useful than ever before.

  4. Good blog! I really love how it is simple on my eyes and the data are well written. I’m wondering how I might be notified whenever a new post has been made. I’ve subscribed to your RSS which must do the trick! Have a nice day!

  5. Thanks for another wonderful article. Where else could anyone get that type of info in such a perfect way of writing? I have a presentation next week, and I’m on the look for such information.

  6. I have learn some just right stuff here. Certainly worth bookmarking for revisiting. I wonder how so much attempt you set to create this kind of wonderful informative site.

  7. magnificent points altogether, you simply won a brand new reader. What may you suggest in regards to your submit that you simply made a few days ago? Any positive?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Popular