On Tuesday, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg again praised Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s commitment to advancing women in the Judicial Branch, highlighting a rare moment in which Democrat appointees on the Court recognized their Conservative counterparts in advancing equality, and this time, the role of women. The comments were made during a panel at Georgetown Law’s Supreme Court Institute, where Ginsburg commended Kavanaugh for “making history” by appointing an all-female staff.
“There is a very important first on the Supreme Court this term and it’s thanks to our new justice, Justice Kavanaugh, whose entire staff, they’re all women, all of his law clerks are women … it’s the first time in the history of the United States that there have been more women clerking than men.”
Ginsburg previously noted Kavanaugh’s historic staff appointments at a conference on June 7th.
"U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday credited new Justice Brett Kavanaugh with increasing the number of female clerks serving the court.
'Justice Kavanaugh made history by bringing on board an all-female law clerk crew," Ginsburg said, according to a transcript of her speech to a conference of judges in New York. "Thanks to his selections, the court has this term, for the first time ever, more women than men serving as law clerks."
Ginsburg’s comments reflect the collegial nature of the Court as intended by the Constitution, and furthermore, the Republican commitment to advancing equality for all. The first female Justice, Sandra Day O’Connor, was a Republican appointee.
Kavanaugh’s commitment to advancing the careers of women further illustrates that Justice Brett Kavanaugh represents the impartial, thoughtful leadership needed on the Court and the groundless spiteful nature of the attacks on him.