Newly appointed U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh received praise for his success at increasing the number of females who served as law clerks within the court, according to Fox News. Typically, the court utilized the services of men as law clerks and rarely hired women to serve in such capacity.
Kavanaugh’s ability to provide more women with the opportunity to serve as law clerks not only allowed more women to serve within the courts but it also pushed the number of women over men who worked in the court. “Justice Kavanaugh made history by bringing on board an all-female law clerk crew,” said Supreme Court Justice Ruth Ginsburg.
“Women did not fare nearly as well as advocates,” she continued. Prior to Kavanaugh’s push to increase the number of women serving as law clerks, only about 6 of the attorneys presenting oral argument were female out of 34 attorneys.