Friday, November 29, 2019

the last book I ever read (The Education of Brett Kavanaugh by Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly, excerpt five)

from The Education of Brett Kavanaugh: An Investigation by Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly:

Kavanaugh also selected his four annual law clerks from across the political spectrum and made a point of hiring women, having been alarmed at reading a 2006 New York Times story about the “sudden drop” in female law clerks on the Supreme Court. During Kavanaugh’s dozen years on the D.C. Circuit, more than half of his clerks—twenty-five out of forty-eight—were women, and he later testified that more of his clerks went on to Supreme Court clerkships than did those of any other federal judge.

“After hiring us, Judge Kavanaugh goes to bat for us,” Taibleson said in her Senate testimony. “Studies have shown that women are often at a disadvantage on those fronts, but Judge Kavanaugh is a force of nature.”

She added, “I know of no federal judge who has more effectively supported women in this profession.”

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