The health of Ruth Ginsburg has been a much discussed topic since Donald Trump took office. If anything was to happen to the justice, or if she was to retire, Trump would be able to nominate a 3rd Supreme Court Justice.
Ginsburg has battled a number of maladies in the last few years including a bout with pancreatic cancer. There was another scare over the weekend when the justice went to the hospital for a fever and chills. Democrats can breathe a sigh of relief, though as Ginsburg has been released from care.
Supreme Court spokesperson Kathy Arberg said in a statement, “She is home and doing well.”
Ginsburg has been quite open and honest about her health. In July of this year, the 86 year old told NPR, “There was a senator, I think it was after my pancreatic cancer, who announced, with great glee, that I was going to be dead within six months. That senator, whose name I have forgotten, is now dead himself.”
“I am very much alive,” she continued. “‘I will live,’ not that ‘I hope I live,’ or ‘I want to live,’ but ‘I will live.'”
Ginsburg then explained that she keeps going because she loves what she does. “The work is really what saved me, because I had to concentrate on reading the briefs, doing a draft of an opinion, and I knew it had to get done,” she said. “So I had to get past whatever my aches and pains were just to do the job
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