Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who turned 83 in March, is already the oldest sitting justice on the high court, which naturally raises interest in her possible retirement plans.
Revealingly, Ginsburg seemed to signal that she'd rather have Hillary Clinton shape the makeup of the Supreme Court, where as many as four seats ― including her own ― could be in play. It's a "paler place", she said.
Instead, Ginsburg - a stalwart of the Court's liberal wing - hinted she would rather see presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonTrump: Clinton answering "softball questions" on "day of national tragedy" Clinton: Dallas shootings "deeply troubling" Clinton rebuts Federal Bureau of Investigation charge of recklessness MORE picking her future colleagues.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg greets President Barack Obama at the 2016 State of the Union address.
"I don't want to think about that possibility, but if it should be, then everything is up for grabs", she said of the presumptive Republican nominee.
But the leader of the court's liberal wing didn't sound too concerned about the possibility - referring to the next president with the pronoun "she".
The justices of the Supreme Court attempt to remain apolitical, but Ginsburg's comments, though surprisingly candid, are not necessarily unethical.
Justice Stephen Breyer wrote the full opinion in favor of Whole Woman's Health, opening up abortion access.
After a hell of a Supreme Court season, Ginsburg is relaxing.