Supreme Court sexism?

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has had to deal increasingly with the question whether she’ll step down from the bench while a Democratic president is still in office.  Yes, she is 80 years old- the oldest member of the Court- and there’s the danger of health issues forcing a resignation during a conservative presidency.  But hey, but the life expectancy of women in the US is five years more than men.  That means that Justice Scalia (77) should consider stepping down as well as Justice Kennedy (77) and Breyer (75), right?  At least we should expect more interviewers asking them the question only posed to Justice Ginsburg…



  1. Mike says:

    Hey, Ann! The Mouse isn’t going to be very happy with Scalia sporting the “ears.” He’ll never make it at Toonfest. 😉

  2. Graisse Bâtard says:

    The oldest liberal on SCOTUS is the natural focus of court watchers. Gender is simply not relevant, in this case.

    • Ann Telnaes says:

      Well, I did mean the post to be a bit tongue in cheek. But you’re right, although what comes out of some of the other Justices’ mouths I do wonder why age and possible senility isn’t a question.

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