WATCH: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Praises Brett Kavanaugh for Hiring All-Female Staff, Reflects On Progress in Gender Equality

Supreme Court justice and liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Tuesday praised newly-confirmed Justice Brett Kavanugh for appointing an entirely female staff. Ginsburg spoke about her own history in the fight for gender equality to a packed auditorium at Georgetown Law School.

Ginsburg praised Kavanaugh — whose controversial confirmation was marked by allegations of sexual assault — and remarked that the court’s upcoming fall term will be the first time in history that more women will be clerking than men.

“There is a very important first on the Supreme Court this term and it’s thanks to our new justice, Justice Kavanaugh,” Ginsburg said.

Ginsburg made history herself as being only the second woman in history to be added to the Supreme Court after being nominated by former President Clinton in 1993. Since her confirmation, she has become a leading voice for women’s rights and a cultural icon. Ginsburg is often referred to as the “Notorious RBG” and her face has adorned scores of t-shirts and posters with that  slogan.

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SOURCE: ALEXANDRA CHAIDEZ, CBS News