Justices report back to work on January 4.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg returned home on Tuesday, five days after she underwent surgery to remove two cancerous nodules from her lung. From CNBC:
The court said that after the surgery no further treatment was planned, and that there was no evidence of remaining disease.
The Christmas Day discharge came the same day that a movie chronicling the justice’s early legal career, “On the Basis of Sex,” was released to the public.
The procedure removed two malignant nodules that were discovered incidentally during tests Ginsburg received while being treated for rib fractures sustained in a fall last month. Ginsburg said earlier this month that she has almost fully recovered from the rib injury.
Ezra Klein at Vox whined about the possibility of President Donald Trump having to fill Ginsburg’s seat, which would lead to a 6-3 conservative majority on the Supreme Court. He may have a point since Ginsburg has now faced cancer three times and she fell last month that left her with broken ribs.
Klein said the justice is “bearing the weight of American liberalism on her shoulders.” Therefore, Klein wants justices to have term limits.
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