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Justice Ginsburg sought retirement advice from former Justice Stevens

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been put under pressure to retire but has resisted the call from liberals to step down before President Barack Obama leaves office.
By Aileen Graef   |   April 21, 2014 at 1:30 PM   |   Comments

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WASHINGTON, April 21 (UPI) -- Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sought the advice of former Justice John Paul Stevens on the timing of her retirement.

"I said she doesn't need my advice. She really doesn't," said Stevens on when Ginsburg should retire.

Ginsburg has made no move to retire despite pressure from liberals who worry if she waits then there is a likely chance that if a Republican wins the presidency in 2016, they will choose her successor to be on the already right-leaning court. Ginsburg says that she believes justices should serve until they are no longer fit to do so rather than retire due to pressures of political timing. Stevens believes that as a justice, one must think of who may succeed them.

"I think it's a natural, appropriate thing to think about your successor," said Stevens. "If you're interested in the job and the kind of work that is done, you have to have an interest in who's going to fill your shoes."

Ginsburg is 81-years-old and was appointed to the court by former President Bill Clinton in 1993.

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