Here's your holiday cheer: Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 'up and working' after cancer surgery
The woman is indestructible, thank the universe. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been working from her room at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, according to court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg, where Ginsburg underwent surgery to remove cancerous nodules on her lungs. The cancer was discovered when she was treated for broken ribs after a fall. The news remains good: ”Both ‘nodules removed during surgery were found to be malignant on initial pathology evaluation,’ the court said, but there ‘was no evidence of any remaining disease.’”
The work she’s been doing while hospitalized is good, too. She cast the deciding vote from her hospital bed against Individual 1’s proposed immigrant asylum restrictions. The court’s ruling stops the administration from putting new rules in place to prohibit people crossing the border illegally from seeking asylum.
“I will do this job as long as I can do it full steam,” Ginsburg said Sunday after a New York screening of “On the Basis of Sex,” a film about her years as a young lawyer.
She’s got the all-clear from doctors to do just that. Full-body scans taken before the surgery found no spreading of the cancer, and no additional treatment is planned.