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Brett Kavanaugh just hired the Supreme Court's first all-women law clerk team

By The Week

The newly confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh has already fulfilled one of his promises. After weeks of contentious hearings, the Senate voted to confirm the polarizing nominee SaturdayRead full story

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  • At least it’s something? While I find it incredibly disappointing that he was confirmed, the “glass half full” optimist in me has faith that the process he went through to get there still had an impact on his view of the world and the role women should play in it.

  • In normal times, something like this—and Kavanaugh's history of hiring more women clerks than male clerks—would be applauded even by people who don't like his stances on policy issues. It might even mitigate their unhappiness with those political positions. But the fractures over the last couple of weeks

    In normal times, something like this—and Kavanaugh's history of hiring more women clerks than male clerks—would be applauded even by people who don't like his stances on policy issues. It might even mitigate their unhappiness with those political positions. But the fractures over the last couple of weeks are just too deep, I don't see many people who didn't support him last week suddenly jumping over to his defense now.

    Speaking of law clerks, this piece was a very interesting read about the intense jockeying that exists to become a clerk on the highest-profile courts—and how Yale Law School, through a couple of key professors, has lock on many of those appointments.

    https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/10/jed-rubenfeld-amy-chua-yale-law-school.html

  • As he mentioned in front of the Senate committee, this team was assembled prior to his confirmation hearings. There’s no reason to doubt anyone’s qualifications, in fact majority female cohorts in many industries are probably a sign of meritocracy.

  • It’s my understanding that he did this a while ago and before the scandal that engulfed him. It’s good that this was his plan all along.

  • Hopefully this is genuine and based on merit and inclusion.

  • As a man and an executive I will go out on a limb and say he will be well served and well advised (managed LOL)

  • I would give him kudos despite his political party if he hadn’t been accused of sexual assault by multiple women. I would feel uncomfortable working for him.

    It would be like Bill Cosby starting a show with all female costars after the first few women came forward. Some weren’t sure if he was truly

    I would give him kudos despite his political party if he hadn’t been accused of sexual assault by multiple women. I would feel uncomfortable working for him.

    It would be like Bill Cosby starting a show with all female costars after the first few women came forward. Some weren’t sure if he was truly guilty at that point but it would have looked a bit suspect instead of looking like he was just trying to do a good, inclusive deed by creating an opportunity for more female leads in a male dominated show business.

    I wish I could celebrate this, but it’s just creepy after everything that has transpired.

  • This is nothing to applaud. Knowing what we know about him now, It creeps me out! thinking about how he only hires Women as Female Clerks wherever he has been. Do you see the correlation?

  • Perhaps his past he left in his past and this represents the man now; I hate the thought that some incident will happen to prove that he has always been what he was in high school and as an undergrad.

  • Libs should be congratulating him on his track record, but they’d rather focus on alleged acts from 36 years ago.

    While they happily ignored Bill’s worse acts, as an adult, and Hillary’s defense of him. And she is still calling these women liars. Minds-boggling hypocrisy.

  • Won’t find this story reported on CNN

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