As long as I can do the job full-steam, I would like to stay here. Last term was a good example. I didn’t write any slower. I didn’t think any slower. I have to take it year by year at my age, and who knows what could happen next year? Right now, I know I’m OK. Whether that will be true at the end of next term, I can’t say.

– Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the lone octogenarian on the Supreme Court, commenting on whether she might retire from the nation’s highest bench any time in the near future.

(Do you think Justice Ginsburg should retire? Take our poll, after the jump.)

Is Justice Ginsburg's time on the bench almost up? Should she step down?

  • No. There's still some judicial snark left in those old bones. She's a diva! (64%, 739 Votes)
  • Yes. She's older than dirt, and it's time for her to hang up her robe. (36%, 418 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,157

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Ginsburg’s dedication undimmed after 20 years on court [USA Today]


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