Ruth Bader Ginsburg refuses to retire from Supreme Court, tells CNN she’ll make it 5 more years

U.S. Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85, refuses to retire and wants to stay on the bench for another five years. Not because she loves her job, but because she apparently wants to spite President Trump.

“I’m now 85,” Ginsburg told CNN on July 29. “My senior colleague, Justice John Paul Stevens, stepped down when he was 90, so think I have at least five more years.”

Ginsburg, a liberal, was appointed in 1994 by Bill Clinton. Ginsburg previously suggested that she would have retired this year if Hillary Clinton had won the presidency.

Ginsburg is now digging in her brittle heels amid liberal hysteria that President Donald Trump will get to appoint three justices to the U.S. Supreme Court when she retires.

In 2017, Trump appointed 50-year-old Neil Gorsuch to SCOTUS. He recently nominated appellate court judge Brett Kavanaugh, age 53, to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, who’s retiring.

US Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch.
US Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch.

Not surprisingly, Ginsburg opposes term limits for Supreme Court appointees — a policy many Americans don’t approve of.

“You can’t set term limits, because to do that you’d have to amend the Constitution,” Ginsburg claimed. “We hold our offices during good behavior…And most judges are very well-behaved.”

But is Ruth Bader Ginsburg “well-behaved?” Not really. In July 2016, Ginsburg publicly trashed then-presidential candidate Donald Trump, calling him an egotistical “faker.”

“He is a faker,” Ginsburg said in 2016. “He says whatever comes into his head at the moment. He really has an ego.”

As BizPac Review previously reported, Ginsburg then suggested she would move to New Zealand if Trump got elected (Bye, Felicia!).

US Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

In response, Trump clapped back on Twitter, suggesting RBG is senile and should resign. “Her mind is shot — resign!” he tweeted.

“I think it’s highly inappropriate that a United States Supreme Court judge gets involved in a political campaign,” Trump told reporters. “It’s a disgrace to the court.”

While Justice Ginsburg has the right to free speech like every other American, as a federal judge, she is bound to a code of judicial ethics aimed at preventing the appearance of partisan bias.

With her anti-Trump statements, Ginsburg blatantly violated Canon 5 of the Code of Conduct, which states that a federal “judge should not publicly endorse or oppose a candidate for public office.”

Ginsburg was widely condemned by both liberals and conservatives for being unprofessional, including by the editorial boards of the Washington Post (which is anti-Trump) and the leftist, Trump-hating New York Times.

Days later, Ruth Bader Ginsburg apologized for her inappropriate remarks in a statement: “On reflection, my recent remarks in response to press inquiries were ill-advised and I regret making them. Judges should avoid commenting on a candidate for public office. In the future I will be more circumspect.”

 

Despite her best efforts, Ginsburg is unlikely to last on the bench for another five years. Because check out these highlights from her SCOTUS career.

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Samantha Chang

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Samantha Chang is a senior staff writer for BizPac Review. Based in New York City, she is a law school graduate and a financial editor.
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