Liberals had called on Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to step down from the high court so that President Obama can appoint her successor, resoning that if a Republican became president in January 2017, Ginsburg’s seat will go to a conservative and the already conservative court will move further to the right.
In an interview with Elle magazine, the liberal-leaning justice said she wasn’t going anywhere. And she explained why.
Appointed to the Supreme Court by President Bill Clinton in 1993, the Senate voted to confirm Ginsburg by a vote of 96-3. In 2011, Ginsburg expressed concern Republicans would not support her if she were nominated today, thanks to her pioneering work on women’s rights for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). "Today, my ACLU connection would probably disqualify me," she said.
Ginsburg further said she feared that a judge with her background would not be confirmed by the Senate even though there was a Democrat majority at the time.
Justice Ginsburg (pictured above) should retire or give up her drinking habit
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg hugs President Barack Obama before the president's State of the Union speech on February 12, 2013
Justice Ginsburg is shown at right sleeping during that same State of the Union speech. Ginsburg, who was seen nodding off (pictured above) during President Obama’s State of the Union address, offered a surprising explanation for her snooze. ‘I wasn’t 100% sober’ at State of the Union.
“And we sit there, stone-faced, sober judges. But we’re not, at least I was not, 100% sober.”