Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg hopes to spend five more years on Supreme Court
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg isn’t going anyway, in fact she says she’ll spend five more years in her seat on the Supreme Court.
‘I’m now 85. My senior colleague, Justice John Paul Stevens, he stepped down when he was 90, so think I have about at least five more years,’ Ginsburg said to CNN on Sunday.
Ginsburg assured that she wasn’t leaving Capitol Hill any time soon at a press gathering following a production of ‘The Originalist’ in New York, a play about Justice Antonin Scalia, who passed away in 2016.
When asked about retiring or setting limits on Supreme Court terms she said such an effort would be impossible.
‘You can’t set term limits, because to do that you’d have to amend the Constitution,’ she said.
‘Article 3 says … we hold our offices during good behavior. And most judges are very well behaved,’ she added as the crowd laughed.
She said: ‘I have about at least five more years’ to press following ‘The Originalist’ play in New York City, a production about late Justice Antonin Scalia
The 85-year-old Justice hopes to follow Justice John Paul Stevens’ example (pictured second left) and step down at the age of 90
She also told press about her time working with Scalia, where the two would go back and forth in forming arguments.
‘If I had my choice of dissenters when I was writing for the court, it would be Justice Scalia. Sometimes it was like a ping-pong game,’ she said.
She added that she credits her late husband Marty as her hope in politics.
‘My dear spouse would say that the true symbol of the United States is not the bald eagle — it is the pendulum,’ she said.
‘And when it goes very far in one direction you can count on its swinging back,’ she added.