Posted Mar 05, 2013 01:39 pm CST
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg plans to remain on the U.S. Supreme Court at least through next year.
“It’s not this year. You can never tell when you’re my age,” Ginsburg said. “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?”
The New Yorker says Ginbsurg has a “reputation for reserve” though she is “by far, the current court’s most accomplished litigator.” When he was a lawyer, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. had argued more cases before the Supreme Court than Ginsburg, but most were “disputes of modest significance,” the story says. Ginsburg, on the other hand, argued some of the most important women’s rights cases in the court’s history.