- Online sportsbooks are starting to take action on which Supreme Court Justice will retire next.
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg has the shortest odds at -220.
- Justice Ginsburg has had several bouts with cancer but is currently cancer-free.
WASHINGTON – Online sportsbooks are taking odds on which Supreme Court Justice will be the next to retire and Ruth Bader Ginsburg has the shortest odds of doing so.
The Supreme Court of the United States has shaped the laws of the country throughout the ages. Gay marriage and legal sports betting were only possible through the Supreme Court. Thanks to the lack of legal sports betting happening in the country, online sportsbooks are taking action on which Supreme Court Justice will retire next.
Who Will Retire Next?
There are a couple of different factors that could determine the odds of when a Supreme Court Justice will retire. Age is sometimes a good indicator. More than one Supreme Court Justice is over the age of 80.
Health is also a good indication. If a Justice has declining health, they may choose to retire. Several online sportsbooks have the latest odds on which Supreme Court Justice will retire next.
Next Justice To Leave Supreme Court
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg -220
- Clarence Thomas +400
- Stephen Breyer +700
- Sonia Sotomayor +1400
- John Roberts +2000
- Samuel Alito +2500
- Brett Kavanaugh +8000
- Elena Kagan +8000
- Neil Gorsuch +8000
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has -220 odds of being the next Supreme Court Justice to retire. Justice Ginsburg is 87 years old, making her the oldest Justice serving right now. On age alone, she is likely to retire, but she has had a large amount of health problems as well.
Justice Ginsburg has had several bouts of cancer throughout her years. In 2019, she faced her latest fight with cancer after it was discovered when she broke her ribs. Many thought that would indicate that she would retire. But in January 2020, Justice Ginsberg declared she is cancer-free.
Around the same time, rumors were flying that Justice Thomas was planning to retire. The justification for those rumors was that he needed to do so in order for President Donald Trump to replace him with a younger conservative Justice. Justice Thomas dismissed those rumors last year.
It is unlikely that any Supreme Court Justice will retire in 2020. It is an election year and Supreme Court Justices want to make sure their replacement aligns with their views.
They too are looking at the election odds to make sure they get the President they want. A Democratic president will bring in more liberal Justices and a second term President Trump will bring in more conservative Justices.
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