Bench Memos

Ginsburg Still Lonely?

After Justice Alito replaced Justice O’Connor, Justice Ginsburg complained how “lonely” she was as the only female on the Court and asserted that she and O’Connor “have certain sensitivities that our male colleagues lack.”  (Ginsburg garnered the Weekly Standard’s apt sympathies.)

Alas, this Law.com account from yesterday—“Sotomayor Collides with Ginsburg During Questioning”—suggests that Ginsburg may be discovering that her new female colleague also lacks “certain sensitivities.”