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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Has Hired Clerks To Last Through 2020

The Supreme Court justice has been very vocal about her plans to not retire just yet.
Posted at 8:57 PM, Jan 09, 2018

Ruth Bader Ginsburg isn't planning to leave the Supreme Court anytime soon — in fact, she seems to be planning to outlast President Donald Trump.

On Monday, the Supreme Court public information office confirmed to CNN that Ginsburg hired a full slate of law clerks to serve through at least 2020. 

This hiring is consistent with the justice's past answers on retirement. Back in October, she said, "As long as I can do the job full steam, I will do it."

Trump's past statements, however, don't seem to echo Ginsburg's confidence.

Before gaining control of the White House, he tweeted, "Her mind is shot - resign!" Months later, sources told Axios that Trump thinks he'll appoint four new Supreme Court justices by the end of his first term.

Trump reportedly cited some justices' health for his prediction, but Ginsburg is making sure she stays fit for office. Despite multiple bouts with cancer, the justice gets regular checkups, exercises daily and even lifts weights.