Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg has just announced that she has no plans on retiring: “My answer is as long as I can do the job full steam, I will do it,” Ginsberg said, receiving applause at an Equal Justice Works event. “I used to have an answer, it worked for a lot of years.”
“It was Justice Braindeis, when he was appointed he was the same age as I was, 60. And he stayed for 23 years, so I expect to stay at least as long. Well, now I’ve passed Brandeis, I’ve passed Frankfurter,” she said.
Ginsberg is 84, and has served on the Supreme Court for 24 years.
She has become something of an iconic figure among liberals, who have been hoping that she would remain for the duration of the Trump administration.
Ginsberg has even spoken out against Trump in the past.
“I can’t imagine what this place would be — I can’t imagine what the country would be — with Donald Trump as our president,” she told The New York Times in July 2016. “For the country, it could be four years. For the court, it could be — I don’t even want to contemplate that.”