Ruth Bader Ginsburg defends Brett Kavanaugh, says he's a 'very decent' man

Business Insider | 7/25/2019 | John Haltiwanger
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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Wednesday said Justice Brett Kavanaugh is a "very decent" person.

"My two newest colleagues are very decent, very smart individuals," Ginsburg said.

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Ginsburg has criticized the chaotic confirmation process surrounding Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court in the past, and she echoed these frustrations on Wednesday.

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Wednesday night referred to her colleague Justice Brett Kavanaugh as a "very decent" person as she lamented what she characterized as the "dysfunction" surrounding the confirmation process for new justices.

After delivering a speech on the 2018 Supreme Court term and the late former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, Ginsburg participated in a question-and-answer session with Duke Law professor Neil Siegel at an event for prospective law students held by Duke University.

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Siegel at one point said "nominees for the Supreme Court are not chosen primarily anymore for independence, legal ability, [and] personal decency, and I wonder if that's a loss for all of us."

Ginsburg replied by defending Kavanaugh and her other relatively new colleague, Justice...
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