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Supreme Court Retirement Watch: RBG Drops Some Hints

When I can’t do the job, there will be signs. I know that Justice [John Paul] Stevens [who retired when he was 90] was concerned the last few years about his hearing. I’ve had no loss of hearing yet. But who knows when it could happen?

So all I can say is what I’ve already said: At my age, you take it year by year.

– Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, offering some cryptic comments on when she might step down, in an interview with Robert Barnes, Supreme Court reporter for the Washington Post.

(Do you think Justice Ginsburg, who is now 80 years old, should retire? Take our poll, after the jump.)

When we last conducted this poll, 64% of readers thought RBG should call it quits. What say you now?

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! (63%, 538 Votes)
  • Yes. She's older than dirt, and it's time for her to hang up her robe. (37%, 311 Votes)

Total Voters: 849

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The question facing Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Stay or go? [Washington Post]

Earlier: Supreme Court Retirement Watch: Ruth Bader Ginsburg
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