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Ginsburg says she has at least 5 more years on Supreme Court

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Sunday said she hopes to remain on the high court for at least five more years, according to CNN.

“My senior colleague, Justice John Paul Stevens, he stepped down when he was 90, so think I have about at least five more years,” the 85-year-old Ginsburg said at an event in New York City. 

Speculation over the future of the Supreme Court has mounted in recent weeks following President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, who would replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. Kavanaugh’s confirmation would sway the balance of the court for years to come.


Kavanaugh has been met with fierce opposition by Democrats who fear he would be the deciding vote to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court case that legalized abortion in the U.S.

The liberal Ginsburg, who was appointed to the court by former President Clinton in 1993, on Sunday said she missed her back-and-forth with Justice Antonin Scalia, who passed away in 2016. 

“If I had my choice of dissenters when I was writing for the court, it would be Justice Scalia,” Ginsburg said. “Sometimes it was like a ping-pong game.” 

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