Jul 29, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Ginsburg: "I have about at least 5 more years" on the Supreme Court

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg suggested that she plans to stay on the Court for "at least five more years" during a speech in New York on Sunday, per CNN.

I'm now 85. My senior colleague, Justice John Paul Stevens, he stepped down when he was 90, so think I have about at least five more years.

Why it matters: As Axios' Jonathan Swan scooped last year, Trump has privately predicted that he'll appoint four justices to the Supreme Court during his presidency. He's already had the chance to name two — and Ginsburg was next on his list to step down.

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