Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas' wife speaks out about retirement rumors

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Supreme Court Justice's Wife Calls Rumors of His Retirement 'Bogus'

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas' wife Ginni Thomas responded to rumors he plans to retire soon, thoroughly dismissing the idea that the conservative justice would step down soon.

Her comments came in response a report from the Washington Examiner, citing anonymous sources, claiming said the judge, who turns 68 later this month, was contemplating retirement.

"For all those who are contacting me about the possibility of my husband retiring, I say -- unsubscribe from those false news sources and carry on with your busy lives," she wrote on Facebook.

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The ideological leanings of the court have been in limbo since Justice Antonin Scalia's unexpected death, leaving an even split of liberal and conservative judges.

Thomas is far from the oldest member of the nation's highest court. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, at 83, is the oldest. Stephen Breyer is 77 years old and Reagan-appointee Anthony Kennedy is 79.

Check out the ages and voting records of all current Supreme Court Justices:

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Anthony Kennedy

Born: 1936

Joined Supreme Court: 1988

Appointed by: Ronald Reagan

Votes: Conservative/Center

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy listens to opening statements during a Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee in Washington, D.C. Photographer: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Clarence Thomas

Born: 1948

Joined Supreme Court: 1991

Appointed by: George H.W. Bush

Votes: Conservative

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas testifies during a hearing before the Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee April 15, 2010 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Born: 1933

Joined Supreme Court: 1993

Appointed by: Bill Clinton 

Votes: Liberal

In this July 31, 2014 file photo, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is seen in her chambers in at the Supreme Court in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

Stephen Breyer

Born: 1938

Joined Supreme Court: 1994

Appointed by: Bill Clinton

Votes: Liberal/Center

United States Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer speaks at the Harvard University Institute of Politics John F. Kennedy School of Government John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum on November 6, 2015 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. (Photo by Paul Marotta/Getty Images)

Samuel Alito

Born: 1950

Joined Supreme Court: 2006

Appointed by: George W. Bush

Votes: Conservative

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel Alito speaks during the Georgetown University Law Center's third annual Dean's Lecture to the Graduating Class in the Hart Auditorium in McDonough Hall February 23, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

John Roberts, Chief Justice

Born: 1955

Joined Supreme Court: 2005

Appointed by: George W. Bush

Votes: Conservative

US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts is followed by Elena Kagan on her way to take the Judicial Oath to become the 112th US Supreme Court justice, in Washington on August 7, 2010. (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Sonia Sotomayor

Born: 1954

Joined Supreme Court: 2009

Appointed by: Barack Obama

Votes: Liberal

Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States Sonia Sotomayor discusses her book 'My Beloved World' presented in association with Books and Books at Bank United Center on February 1, 2013 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Vallery Jean/FilmMagic)

Elena Kagan

Born: 1960

Joined Supreme Court: 2010

Appointed by: Barack Obama

Votes: Liberal

Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Elena Kagan speaks onstage at the FORTUNE Most Powerful Women Summit on October 16, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for FORTUNE)
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President Obama has nominated a potential justice to replace Scalia, but Senate Republicans have declined to hold a confirmation hearing or vote on the nominee -- leaving the court with an even split on some recent cases.

Many in Washington have speculated that some of the older justices on the court -- including Kennedy, Ginsburg and Breyer -- would likely retire in the next presidential term. If Hillary Clinton wins the presidency and appoints more liberal justices, the Supreme Court could lean liberal for decades to come.

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