Ruth Bader Ginsburg is done playing partisan games — she’s reaching across the aisle to give credit where credit is due.
This week, the liberal Supreme Court justice once again praised her most junior colleague, conservative Justice Brett Kavanaugh, for his all-women team of law clerks, the Daily Mail reports.
This latest praise from Ginsburg came on Tuesday when the eldest Supreme Court justice spoke at Georgetown Law’s Supreme Court Institute.
“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,” Ginsburg said. “It’s the first time in the history of the United States that there have been more women clerking than men.”
That’s right. Thanks to Kavanaugh’s all-women staff of clerks the balance has been tipped so that this term, for the first time in the history of the Supreme Court, the nine justices have a female clerk majority.
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Appointed by Bill Clinton in 1993, Ginsburg herself made history by being only the second female to sit on the high court.
During her appearance on Tuesday, Ginsburg talked about some of the struggles women faced in the 1970s.
“I should say what we were doing in the ’70s — we were getting rid of all of the over-explicit gender-based classifications,” she said. “There was nothing subtle about it. It was, women can’t do this, women can’t do that.”
She continued by noting that although the “explicit barriers” against women no longer exist, there is still an “unconscious bias” against women. No doubt the blame for that, according to liberals, is conservatives.
Nonetheless, Ginsburg, who has become something of a pop culture icon, put aside political differences to offer rare praise for a conservative colleague this week.
It’s hard to ignore the irony of Democrats’ accusations of sexism by conservatives when you consider that a female staff majority occurred under a conservative-leaning court, and thanks to a conservative-leaning justice.
Even RBG couldn’t help but point out the accomplishment.