Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg turns eighty this month, and she can project the daunting stillness of a seated monarch.
Per Taegan, Justice Ginsburg tells she intends to stay on the court “as long as I can do the job full steam.”
Said Ginsburg: “There will come a point when I — It’s not this year. You can never tell when you’re my age. But, as long as I think I have the candlepower, I will do it. And I figure next year for certain. After that, who knows?”
If only Justices Scalia, Alito, and/or Thomas would throw in the towel. Hey, a girl can dream, right?
By the way, irony is not dead. Scalia said the following during the oral arguments on the Voting Rights Act:
Via Think Progress: Noting the fact that the Voting Rights Act reauthorization passed 98-0 when it was before the Senate in 2006, Scalia claimed four years ago that this unopposed vote actually undermines the law: “The Israeli supreme court, the Sanhedrin, used to have a rule that if the death penalty was pronounced unanimously, it was invalid, because there must be something wrong there.”
Scalia’s nomination sailed through the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate, winning confirmation by a vote of 98-0.