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Ginsburg praises Kavanaugh for first all-female team of SCOTUS clerks

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post/Getty Images

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg applauded her colleague Brett Kavanaugh for bringing on an all-female group of law clerks upon his appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court during a speech on Friday at a judicial conference.

The big picture: Ginsburg is revered as a feminist icon while Kavanaugh faced an uphill battle during his confirmation process when multiple women accused him of sexual misconduct. This acknowledgment from RBG could be viewed as a win for Kavanaugh's reputation.

Read Ginsburg's speech here: