Kagan has “minor grudge” for Ginsburg – She received clerkship offers from Mikva, Edwards, and Wald, but not RBG

February 10th, 2014

Breaking news from Adam Liptak!

Justice Kagan responded by taking a couple of affectionate jabs at the honoree. She admitted to having nursed a “minor grudge” for almost three decades arising from her efforts as a law student to secure a judicial clerkship on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, where Justice Ginsburg served from 1980 to 1993 before joining the Supreme Court.

“I had the good fortune to be offered a clerkship by several of Justice Ginsburg’s colleagues: Abner Mikva, whom I eventually clerked for, Harry Edwards and Pat Wald,” Justice Kagan said. “The only one of President Carter’s nominees to the D.C. Circuit who thought me not quite good enough was Judge Ginsburg. She didn’t even interview me.”

What did RBG see the others did not?

Though, whoever made this editing error in the headline (it wasn’t Adam) should be severely chastised.

Correction: February 10, 2014

Because of an editing error, a headline with an earlier version of this article misspelled the surname of a Supreme Court Justice. She is  Ruth Bader Ginsburg, not Ginsberg.