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Ginsburg not present for Supreme Court hearings

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 1/07/19, 12:12 pm

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is missing oral arguments for the first time in more than 25 years as she recuperates from last month’s cancer surgery. Court spokeswomen Kathy Arberg said the 85-year-old justice is recuperating and working from home after having two cancerous growths removed from her left lung Dec. 21. Doctors found no other signs of disease and said no further treatment was planned.

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Ginsburg undergoes lung cancer surgery

by Les Sillars
Posted 12/21/18, 01:03 pm

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had surgery on Friday in New York to remove two malignant growths from her left lung, the Supreme Court said. It’s Ginsburg’s third bout with cancer since she joined the court in 1993. The court said doctors found “no evidence of disease elsewhere in the body” and no additional treatment is planned, though the 85-year-old will remain in the hospital for a few days. The growths were found during tests Ginsburg had after she fractured three ribs in a fall on Nov. 7. She is being treated at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

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Ginsburg hospitalized after fall

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 11/08/18, 10:34 am

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fell in her office Wednesday, fracturing three ribs, the high court announced Thursday. She was admitted for treatment at George Washington University Hospital early Thursday morning after experiencing discomfort overnight. Ginsburg, at 85, is the court’s oldest justice and has served since 1993. She broke two ribs in a fall in 2012 and has fought off cancer twice, in addition to other health struggles, but she has not indicated that she has any plans to step down and has hired clerks for a term extending to 2020.

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