New Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh took his first action in his new position. Democrats aren’t going to like it, because it doesn’t fit the narrative that they have been pitching about him or about conservatives. And it just made history.
From Daily Wire:
On Sunday, Kavanaugh began the process of getting familiar with the arguments the court will be hearing this month, and, as The New York Times reports, he did so by meeting with his historic group of clerks.
“Justice Kavanaugh met with his four law clerks, all women — a first for the Supreme Court — in chambers that had until recently been occupied by Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., who has moved to Justice Anthony M. Kennedy’s old chambers,” the Times reports.
Hiring by federal judges for judicial clerkships has historically tended to favor white men. A 2017 study found that 85 percent of all Supreme Court clerks between 2005 and 2017 were white and about two-thirds were male.
This wasn’t something new for Kavanaugh, he’s always been a champion of hiring women clerks, as he noted during his testimony, a fact that most of the liberal media just skipped right over.
“A majority of my 48 law clerks over the last 12 years have been women,” Kavanaugh told the Senate Judiciary Committee in his testimony. “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.”
Sure sounds like an evil man trying to oppress women, right?
But the left will try to find some way to spin it.
And the Daily Caller notes another fact about Kavanaugh’s hiring.
He’s hired as many black law clerks as Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the woman revered by the left as a ‘Resistance’ hero, has in her whole tenure.
Since joining the high court in 1993, Ginsburg has hired over 100 law clerks, just one of whom is black.
Ginsburg’s hiring practices have been criticized for decades. During her 1993 confirmation hearings, GOP Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah asked Ginsburg if a court might reasonably conclude that a small business in a majority black city that hired 57 white employees and zero black employees over a period of years was discriminatory. Ginsburg dodged, before Hatch pointed out that was in fact her own record of clerkship hiring in her 13 years on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
“I will try harder, and if you confirm me for this job my attractiveness to black candidates is going to improve,” Ginsburg replied, to much laughter throughout the hearing chamber.
Kavanaugh’s new clerks are Shannon Grammel, Megan Lacy, Sara Nommensen and Kim Jackson.