Ruth Bader Ginsburg: I'm Not Going Anywhere

07/31/2014 09:07 am ET | Updated Aug 01, 2014

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dismissed any idea that she might step down from the bench anytime soon in an interview with Yahoo News published Thursday.

"All I can say is that I am still here and likely to remain for a while," Ginsburg said, responding to liberals who are urging her to retire so Obama can fill her spot with another like-minded justice.

Yahoo reports the 81-year-old Ginsburg said she looks to former Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis, who retired at 82, as an example of why she should stay.

"I expect to stay at least that long," Ginsburg said.

Ginsburg has repeatedly said she doesn't plan to give up her spot on the nation's highest court anytime soon. In March 2013, she said she'd continue to work "as long as I think I have the candlepower."

In May of this year, Ginsburg admitted she expected pressure to step down.

"It's expectable. I'm now the oldest judge on the court. I can't say that I ignore it, but I have to do what seems to me to be right," Ginsburg said.

Ginsburg has undergone treatment for two serious bouts of cancer and in 2013, suffered from cracked ribs after falling in her home.

Watch a clip of Ginsburg's interview above, and read more at Yahoo.

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