by Tristan Justice
Ginsburg praised Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, who retired in 2005, as a model of someone who put “country above party and self-interest” and who “worked collaboratively to solve problems,” the Post reported.
Ginsburg’s comments came a day after O’Connor, the first female justice to serve on the Supreme Court, announced her withdrawal from public life in light of a recent diagnosis of dementia.
Ginsburg was interviewed by D.C. Circuit Judge David Tatel, who replaced her on that appeals court. She served there for more than a dozen years, before President Bill Clinton appointed her to the Supreme Court in 1993.
Among more than 20 federal judges in the audience, the Post reported, was D.C. Circuit Chief Judge Merrick Garland, who was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Barack Obama in early 2016.
The Republican-controlled Senate declined to hold hearings on Garland, saying the president elected the following November should choose Justice Antonin Scalia’s successor. President Donald Trump chose 10th Circuit Judge Neil Gorsuch, who was confirmed 54-45.
Ginsburg’s exercise routine helps her keep up a busy schedule, which included trips this past summer to Italy and Israel.