BOULDER, Colo. (CBSDC) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg hopes to see an all-female Supreme Court one day.
Ginsburg made the comment during a 10th Circuit Bench & Bar Conference at the University of Colorado in Boulder, according to CNS News.
“Now the perception is, yes, women are here to stay,” Ginsburg told the conference. “And when I’m sometimes asked when will there be enough and I say when there are nine, people are shocked.”
Ginsburg said that no one has “ever raised a question” when nine men were serving on the bench.
Ginsburg added that she felt “lonely” on the bench when she was the only woman on the Supreme Court after Sandra Day O’Connor retired.
“It was the wrong perception for people to see just a little woman and eight larger men,” Ginsburg told the crowd. “But now if you come to the court, we are all over the bench.”
Ginsburg was referencing Justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor who were appointed by President Barack Obama during his first term.
Ginsburg, who has battled colon and pancreatic cancer, was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993 by President Bill Clinton, becoming the second female Supreme Court justice.