U.S. Supreme Court Justice likely upset her many liberal feminist supporters by praising newly-appointed Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
In a speech at a conference of judges in New York, Ginsburg addressed Kavanaugh’s early work on the Supreme Court, and singled out a history-making move he made.
“Justice Kavanaugh made history by bringing on board an all-female law clerk crew,” she said. “Thanks to his selections, the court has this term, for the first time ever, more women than men serving as law clerks.”
Her statements run counter to the narrative that Kavanaugh was a womanizer, a theme that Democrats seized on during his contentious confirmation hearing last year.
Still, Ginsburg pointed out that women still lack representation in one key area: among the lawyers who argue before the High Court.
“Women did not fare nearly as well as advocates,” she said. “Only about 21 percent of the attorneys presenting oral argument this term were female; of the 34 attorneys who appeared more than once, only six were women.”
During his confirmation hearing, Kavanaugh endured accusations of rape and sexual misconduct in his treatment of women. He countered with his long professional history of appointing women to leadership positions and giving them opportunities to advance, and many of his female colleagues came to his defense.
However, the accusations, which had no evidence or supporting witnesses, were embraced by Democrats and media outlets.
“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 said during his confirmation hearing.
Ginsburg also praised Kavanaugh’s impeccable conduct on the court.
She said that she and fellow Justice Sonia Sotomayor welcomed Kavanaugh into the Supreme Court family, and Sotomayor herself had previously talked about his joining the Court.
“It was Justice (Clarence) Thomas who tells me that when he first came to the Court, another justice approached him and said, ‘I judge you by what you do here. Welcome.’ And I repeated that story to Justice Kavanaugh when I first greeted him here,” she once told former Obama advisor David Axelrod in an interview.
“When you’re charged with working together for most of the remainder of your life, you have to create a relationship,” Sotomayor said. “The nine of us are now a family and we’re a family with each of us [having] our own burdens and our own obligations to others, but this is our work family, and it’s just as important as our personal family.”
Post your thoughts in the comments section below on Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s comments praising Justice Brett Kavanaugh. In addition, share this on social media.
Source: Daily Wire