Justice Ginsburg: We Really Need an All-Female Supreme Court

Leah Barkoukis

11/27/2012 12:58:00 PM - Leah Barkoukis
Speaking at a 10th Circuit Bench & Bar Conference at the University of Colorado-Boulder, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said she hopes to see an all-female Supreme Court one day. Via CBS:

“Now the perception is, yes, women are here to stay,” Ginsburg told the conference. “And when I’m sometimes asked when will there be enough and I say when there are nine, people are shocked.”

Ginsburg said that no one has “ever raised a question” when nine men were serving on the bench.

Ginsburg added that she felt “lonely” on the bench when she was the only woman on the Supreme Court after Sandra Day O’Connor retired.

“It was the wrong perception for people to see just a little woman and eight larger men,” Ginsburg told the crowd. “But now if you come to the court, we are all over the bench.”

Ginsburg was referencing Justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor who were appointed by President Barack Obama during his first term.

Just a note to the liberal female justices-- a bench consisting exclusively of women serves the justice system no better than one with nine men. Doesn't "progress" point to gender diversity--not dominance?