RBG Credits Kavanaugh for More Female SCOTUS Law Clerks

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG) told a group of judges in upstate New York on Thursday that her colleague, newly-appointed Justice Brett Kavanaugh, was the reason the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) had more female law clerks this term.

“Justice Kavanaugh made history by hiring a team of all-female law clerks for his staff. Thanks to his selections, the Court has this term, for the first time ever, more women than men serving as law clerks,” Ginsburg said.

Her statement comes several months after Kavanaugh went through a wildly contentious confirmation battle to become an associate justice on the Supreme Court. During the confirmation hearings over accusations of sexual misconduct, Kavanaugh made a promise to appoint a team of all-female clerks.