Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg just announced that while she intends to finish out 2017, her future on the bench beyond that is uncertain.
Ginsburg, 83, told the BBC that she plans on making big decisions on her future one year at a time.
“At my age you have to take it year-by-year,” Ginsburg said.”I know I’m OK this year, but what will be next year?”
“I’m hopeful, however, because my most senior colleague, the one who most recently retired, Justice John Paul Stevens, stepped down at age 90. So I have a way to go,” she continued.
The Washington Examiner reported:
Ginsburg also praised the recent women’s marches, which included many anti-Trump protesters, and said she had never seen a demonstration of any comparison in terms of the size of the crowds and “rapport” of the people attending.
Ginsburg said the U.S. is “not experiencing the best of times,” but added “there’s reason to hope that we will see a better day.” She also touted the importance of a free press in the U.S. and shared that her media diet includes daily doses of the New York Times and Washington Post.
Speculation that another vacancy could soon open on the Supreme Court has swirled in recent months, including from Texas Sen. Ted Cruz who said Thursday that he expects another seat to become empty this summer.
Didn’t Ginsburg say something about going to New Zealand? I hear it’s lovely and surely a great place to retire and hey, no time like the present, eh?
Given her penchant for making comments she should not make publicly and her leftist position on legislating from the bench rather than upholding the Constitution, it would certainly be nice if she decided a sunny retirement was on her horizon during the next few years.
It would certainly be nice to see President Trump get to put that list of his to use.
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