Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a colon cancer survivor, had surgery for pancreatic cancer Thursday. Pancreatic cancer is especially lethal, but doctors were reportedly optimistic because they found Ginsberg’s cancer early.
The sad news puts attention on the president, who, one hopes, will choose his Supreme Court nominees under happier circumstances than having to replace members because of illness or death.
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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had surgery Thursday for pancreatic cancer, raising the possibility that one of the ideologically divided court’s leading liberals — and its only woman — might have to curtail her work or even step down before she had planned.
Ginsburg, 75, has been a justice since 1993. She has been increasingly vocal in recent years about the court’s more conservative stances, especially after the appointments made by President George W. Bush.