Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Shares Perspective

Ginsburg spoke at a symposium attended by law students at Ohio State University reflecting on personal topics including her aspirations to serve for many more years despite a setback in her recent health that seems to be resolved. She also provided insight and perspective into her position as the only female Justice currently serving the Court.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg expressed that she intends to match the tenure of Justice Louis Brandeis who served the Supreme Court for over two decades until age 82. Ginsburg had surgery for pancreatic cancer in February. Now age 76, she has confirmed that the procedure removed the cancer and looks forward to serving on the Court for many years.

Justice Ginsburg also reflected on her perspective and experience as a lone female Justice. She stated that feels that the United States could benefit by looking at the legal systems of other countries like Canada that includes four women, including the chief justice. Ginsburg also expressed that she misses her former colleague Sandra Day O’Connor, who retired in 2006.

Overall , Ginsburg characterized her services of the Supreme Court with gratitude and positive reflection, “It’s the best and the hardest job I’ve ever had.”