Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has announced that she intends to remain on the court for at least five more years.
Finally, some good news!
Following a production of “The Originalist,” a play about late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Ginsburg spoke to the press and said that she plans on staying for “at least five more years.”
“I’m now 85. My senior colleague, Justice John Paul Stevens, he stepped down when he was 90, so I think I have about at least five more years.” — Ginsburg
The legendary Ginsburg was nominated by former President Bill Clinton and was confirmed in 1993.
She is currently the court’s oldest justice.
As one of the first women to enter the male-dominated world of federal law, Ginsburg has been an inspiration to women for decades, and a film celebrating her achievements debuted this year.
Ginsburg has already hired law clerks to serve through 2020, giving additional credence to her claim to another five years on the bench.
“My dear spouse would say that the true symbol of the United States is not the bald eagle — it is the pendulum. And when it goes very far in one direction you can count on its swinging back.” — Ginsburg