Notorious RBG Is Now Cancer-Free

She says treatment for growth in pancreas was successful
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 9, 2020 12:30 AM CST
Notorious RBG Is Now Cancer-Free
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks with author Jeffrey Rosen at the National Constitution Center Americas Town Hall at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019 in Washington.   (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Good news for fans of the Notorious RBG, and anybody else concerned about the direction of the Supreme Court under President Trump: Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she is now cancer-free. The 86-year-old, who is one of the court's four liberal justices, told CNN this week that treatment for a tumor on her pancreas has been successful. Ginsburg has been treated for cancer four times in her 26 years on the nation's highest court and underwent surgery for two malignant growths in her left lung in 2018, reports the New York Times. The paper notes that Ginsburg's health has become a "preoccupation of the American public" following Trump's appointment of two conservative justices. (More Ruth Bader Ginsburg stories.)

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