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Ginsburg: Staying on High Court As Long As I'm 'Full Steam'

Ginsburg: Staying on High Court As Long As I'm 'Full Steam'
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (AP)

By    |   Sunday, 29 October 2017 04:28 PM

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she'll remain on the high court as long as she's doing the job at "full steam."

In remarks to an Equal Justice Works conference in Arlington, Va., last Friday, the 84-year-old jurist said she's now served past the age at which Justice Louis Brandeis stepped down in 1939.

"My answer is as long as I can do the job full steam, I will do it," Ginsburg told the conference audience.

"I used to have an answer, it worked for a lot of years," she added. "It was Justice Brandeis — 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 [Justice Felix] Frankfurter."

Brandeis, the high court’s first Jewish justice, was appointed in 1916 by President Woodrow Wilson. Frankfurter, another Jewish justice and leading conservative foil to his liberal Warren Court contemporaries, served from 1939 to 1962.

President Donald Trump has promised he'd fill the Supreme Court of the United States with right-leaning picks; he appointed Justice Neil Gorsuch earlier this year.

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