Huge sigh of relief.
Courtesy of CNN:
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s recovery from surgery is “on track” but she will miss oral arguments next week, the Supreme Court announced Friday. Ginsburg is still recuperating from surgery to remove two cancerous nodules from her lungs.
“Post-surgery evaluation indicates no evidence of remaining disease, and no further treatment is required,” said court spokesperson Kathleen Arberg.
Ginsburg, 85, who missed oral arguments this week, has not been on the bench since her surgery last month, but she has participated by reading briefs at home.
Her absence comes as the court is considering whether to take up several controversial issues including the administration’s decision to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and its ban that blocks most transgender individuals from serving in the military. The justices met behind closed doors earlier on Friday to discuss pending petitions and Ginsburg participated by proxy.
Monday marked the first time she had ever missed oral arguments due to her health. She has survived two other bouts of cancer.
I am not going to lie, I have been so worried about the Notorious RBG that I have hesitated to write anything about her since her surgery.
When I read that the White House was preparing for the possibility of selecting another supreme court justice to replace her I got pretty worried.
Rachel Maddow invited a doctor on her program who assured everybody that taking time off from work after a surgery like this was perfectly normal and that the procedure was fairly routine, even for people as elderly as Ginsburg.
That made me feel a little better.
And now with this most current news, I feel like I can finally stop holding my breath.
The idea of Trump getting another opportunity to add one more Supreme Court Justice makes me sick to my stomach.
We are asking a lot from Ginsburg, but clearly, she is determined to hold on until a real president can be elected before giving up her slot.