Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said that she’ll resist any pressure from liberals to retire from the bench so that President Barack Obama may nominate her replacement before the November 2016 presidential elections, Reuters reported Thursday.
“It really has to be, ‘Am I equipped to do the job?'” Ginsburg told Reuters in an interview Tuesday. “I was so pleased that this year I couldn’t see that I was slipping in any respect.”
Ginsburg, 80, said her new “model” was Justice John Paul Stevens, who retired after almost 35 years on the bench at 90 years old, according to Reuters.
In an interview with The New Yorker earlier this year, Ginsburg said she wouldn’t be stepping down in 2013.
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