Justice Ginsburg Reveals Cancer Recurrence
Days after a recent hospitalization for an infection, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has revealed that her cancer has returned, but she plans to continue working through her chemotherapy treatments. Ginsburg was discharged from Johns Hospital in Baltimore on Wednesday.
Ginsburg, the second woman appointed to the Supreme Court, has had a long history of health ailments that she often brushes off as inconsequential. Her legendary fortitude is often the subject of internet memes and a famous impression from Kate McKinnon on Saturday Night Live.
Ginsburg’s health is no laughing matter, however. Justice Ginsburg has often been a lightning rod for the right, who would love to replace her with yet another Conservative. Vulnerable Republicans, in particular, would benefit in November from the boost of Trump naming his third justice to the Supreme Court during an election year. Ginsburg is receiving plenty of support as she trends on Twitter.
But despite a very unfunny tweet from Trumpist Paul Gosar, Ruth Bader Ginsburg isn’t going anywhere just yet, much to the dismay of the Trump Administration, which has often tried to silence the two female liberals on the Supreme Court. Ginsburg is expected to return to her usual duties next week, with a full docket of cases awaiting her.