Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg just stunned her liberal supporters and darn near every Democratic in the nation, even the soon to be jailed Michael Avenatti, with high praise for Brett Kavanaugh.
Ginsburg praised Brett Kavanaugh for…wait for it…treating women with respect and for hiring so many that for the first time in the court’s history, more woman than men are Supreme Court clerks.
Clerkship’s are highly sought after and usually lead to high profile judgeships if not the Supreme Court itself.
Do you think the left will apologize to Brett? Me neither.
From The Washington Times: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg suggested Friday that the Supreme Court is deeply divided as it closes out its 2018-2019 term this month, with a series of high-profile cases on the 2020 census and political gerrymandering poised to be released.
She hinted, while speaking to a conference of federal judges in New York, that the number of decisions decided by a five-member majority will grow.
Pointing to the rate so far — 11 of the 43 cases have been decided 5-4 or 5-3 — she said she “cannot predict that the relatively low sharp divisions ratio will hold.”
She also made clear where she stands on some of the cases confronting her.
“However one comes out on the legal issues, partisan gerrymandering unsettles the fundamental premise that people elect their representatives, not vice versa,” she said.
It’s been an eventful term for Justice Ginsburg, who for the first time in a quarter-century on the court missed some oral arguments while recovering from surgery.
The court also gained a new member, Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh. Justice Ginsburg praised him for selecting all female law clerks, creating a new balance at the court.
Thanks to his selections, the court has this term, for the first time ever, more women than men serving as law clerks,” Justice Ginsburg said.
Justice Kavanaugh replaced Justice Anthony Kennedy, who retired last summer. Justice Ginsburg called that the biggest factor for the court now, “and perhaps many terms ahead.”