08/01/2013 01:32 pm ET Updated Aug 01, 2013

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: 'I Think Now I Am The Hardest-Working Justice'


Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has no doubt about how well she does her job.

In an interview with USA Today, Ginsburg said she's "the hardest-working justice" on the Supreme Court today.

"I think now I am the hardest-working justice. I wasn't until [Justice] David Souter left us," Ginsburg said.

Ginsburg said in July she would resist pressure to retire anytime soon, saying she's in great health and eager to work.

Ginsburg, who has served on the High Court since 1993, revealed why she thinks this Supreme Court will "go down in history."

"The court has the reputation of being conservative, but if you take activism to mean readiness to strike down laws passed by Congress, I think the current court will go down in history as one of the most active courts in that regard," Ginsburg told USA Today.

Ginsburg also opened up about Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, the two other women currently on the Supreme Court, praising them for their work.

"The women are not shrinking violets," Ginsburg said. "They more than hold their own."

Ginsburg touched on her personal life as well, revealing she keeps in shape with personal trainer Bryant Johnson with two workouts a week.

"Even though I tend to get consumed by my work and won't let it go -- that's why I work long hours into the night -- when it's time to be with Bryant, everything stops and I go down to the gym," Ginsburg said.

Ginsburg recently spoke more about her love of the opera, admitting she can't sing but saying she "can be a great diva" in her dreams.

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