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Justice Ginsburg Takes First Sick Day Ever

In an ominous sign for the Left, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was absent from the bench on Monday for the first time in her decades-long career. The leave of absence comes just over two weeks after Ginsburg, 85, underwent surgery to remove two malignant nodules in one of the lobes of her left lung. Ginsburg fell the month before the surgery and broke three ribs, leading to the discovery of the cancerous nodules. Ginsburg has an established medical history of colorectal (1999) and pancreatic cancer (2009), which were both treated with surgery in between court sessions. Just last year Ginsburg had commented that she will serve “as long as I can do the job full steam…,” which combined with recent health concerns leaves open the possibility that President Trump may well get another Supreme Court pick. Read more…

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

On Monday, for the first time in her career as a Supreme Court Justice, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will not be sitting on the bench as the court hears oral arguments.

Court spokeswoman Kathleen Arberg stated that Ginsburg, 85, who has served on the court since 1993 after being nominated by former President Bill Clinton and being confirmed by a vote of 96-3, will still peruse briefs and a transcript of the two oral arguments scheduled for Monday, according to The Washington Post.

On December 21, Ginsburg underwent surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York to remove two malignant nodules in her left lung; one of the two lobes of her left lung was removed. She was released from the hospital on December 23.

The last two months have been brutal for Ginsburg, as she fell on November 7 and broke three ribs. It was during the examination of her broken ribs at George Washington University Hospital that the cancerous nodules were found.

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