Ruth Bader Ginsburg is cancer-free
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is cancer-free and her recovery from surgery is “on track” — but she will miss a second week of oral arguments next week, the court announced Friday.
“Her recovery from surgery is on track,” said court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg, according to CNBC. “Post-surgery evaluation indicates no evidence of remaining disease, and no further treatment is required.”
Ginsburg, 85, had surgery in Manhattan on Dec. 21 to remove two cancerous nodules from her left lung and was released on Christmas Day.
She already missed three days of arguments this week — the first time in her 25 years on the bench.
She has had two previous battles with cancer — colon cancer in 1999 and pancreatic cancer in 2009 — but didn’t miss any court during that time.