Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has had numerous health issues in recent years, which is not surprising considering she is 86-years-old.

In July 2018, Ginsburg promised to hang on at least 5 more years, i.e., until after Trump’s first term in the hope a Democrat would replace him in 2020.

But her health took a downturn in late 2018, after tumors were discovered after an examination for fractured ribs. That resulted in a hospitalization and recovery that caused her to miss Supreme Court oral arguments for the first time.

NBC News reports on Ginsburg’s latest heath issue:

Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recently underwent a fresh round of treatment for a cancerous tumor on her pancreas, the high court said in a statement Friday.

The three-week radiation treatment, performed at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, was administered after doctors discovered a “localized malignant tumor” on her pancreas July 31, the statement said.

The treatment — called stereotactic ablative radiation therapy — was administered in an outpatient setting for a three-week period that began Aug. 5. Doctors also inserted a bile duct stent as part of the treatment, which Ginsburg completed Friday, the court said.

In the statement, the court said that Ginsburg “tolerated treatment well” and that “no further treatment is needed at this time.”

“The tumor was treated definitively and there is no evidence of disease elsewhere in the body,” the court said. “Justice Ginsburg will continue to have periodic blood tests and scans.”

Seems like there is a serious effort to calm nerves — not Ginsburg’s nerves, the nerves of Democrats and liberals.

The reason everyone watches Ginsburg’s health so carefully is that a Supreme Court seat hangs in the balance. Mitch McConnell and Trump have promised to fill a Supreme Court vacancy in 2020. But there’s more.

Ginsburg is their Scalia, their everything. But they don’t control the Senate or presidency at least through 2020, so they can’t ‘Merrick Garland’ a Trump nominee to fill the Ginsburg seat.

Liberals are so worried that in early 2019, Politico Chief Political Columnist Asked if You’d Give Days Off Your Life for Ginsburg.

It’s so serious, even Russia-collusion-nutter Trump-Derangement-Syndrome-stricken Harvard Law Prof. Laurence Tribe is asking people to pray:

https://twitter.com/tribelaw/status/1164970960212189184

To #Resistance fanatic Amy Siskind, “Some days it feels like she is all that stands between us and the abyss.”

The freak out experienced election night 2016 will be nothing like the the freak out that will take place at the Trump tweet announcing future-Justice Amy Coney Barrett.

 
 
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