Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has said she has no plans to step down anytime soon.
The news puts to rest recent rumors that the 77-year-old would retire this coming year.
Ginsburg recently lost her husband of 56 years, but she said that the demands of working on the court helped her cope with the loss.
"I had no time to dwell on the loss that I knew was going to be sooner rather than later," she said.
She said that she is looking forward to being one of three women on the Supreme Court and she wants to try and match Justice Louis Brandeis, who didn't step down until the age of 82.
Ginsburg emphasized that, with the recent retirement of John Paul Stevens, she is also the oldest justice. Her close friend, 74-year-old Antonin Scalia, is the second oldest justice.