Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg missed the second day of oral arguments at the United States Supreme Court Tuesday; working from home while recovering from surgery that removed two cancerous growths from her lungs.
Ginsburg made national headlines this week when she missed opening arguments for the first time in 25 years.
“Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was absent from the Supreme Court bench for the second day in a row on Tuesday,” writes the Hill. “Chief Justice John Roberts noted Ginsburg’s absence when the justices took their seats for the second time in the new year.”
The 85-year-old judge has battled two previous bouts of cancer and was rushed to the hospital in November after falling in her Supreme Court office where she fractured multiple ribs.
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DEVELOPING: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Has ‘Cancerous Growth’ Removed from Lungs
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent a medical procedure in New York City Friday; having “cancerous growths” removed from her lungs at Manhattan’s Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
“Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85, underwent a lung procedure to remove a cancerous growth on Friday, the Supreme Court said in a release,” reports CNBC.
“Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent a pulmonary lobectomy today at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Two nodules in the lower lobe of her left lung were discovered incidentally during tests performed at George Washington University Hospital to diagnose and treat rib fractures sustained in a fall on November 7,” said the statement.
“Post-surgery, there was no evidence of any remaining disease. Scans performed before surgery indicated no evidence of disease elsewhere in the body,” added the release.
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DEVELOPING: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized After Fall, Fractures 3 Ribs
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was hospitalized Thursday after falling in her office; fracturing three ribs on her left side and requiring immediate medical attention.
According to Fox News, the 85-year-old judge initially went home after falling in her Supreme Court offices but was later taken to George Washington University hospital after experiencing “discomfort.”
“Ginsburg has survived a series of health scares. She broke two ribs in a fall in 2012, has had two prior bouts with cancer and had a stent implanted to open a blocked artery in 2014,” writes Fox.
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