At a speech at the George Washington University, Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg addressed a variety of topics, ranging from her professional career and facing gender discrimination to her exercise routine and how it will help her continue on as a Supreme Court justice:
Justice Ginsburg, who will be 84 in March, even detailed her fitness routine: an impressive hour-long ritual that includes pushups, planks and elliptical training. And she coolly reassured the audience—who gave her two standing ovations—that she is in no hurry to retire.
“I have said many times I will do this job as long as I can do it full steam,” she said. “And when I can’t, that will be the time I step down.”
She also mentioned how important free speech is to Americans, which is ironic since many colleges are suppressing free speech, and she mentioned ‘Big Brother’ government:
“Our history has been so long I think we will preserve both of those: the right to think, speak and write as we believe—and not as Big Brother government tells us is the right way to think—and welcoming our neighbors,” she said.
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