Ruth Bader Ginsburg Says She's Recovering Well After Cancer Surgery

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Says She's Recovering Well After Cancer Surgery

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Says She's Recovering Well After Cancer Surgery

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg just finished three weeks of radiation treatment for a tumor on her pancreas, but she told a crowd on Saturday that she is "on [her] way to being very well".

Speaking at the 2019 Library of Congress National Book Festival, Ginsburg told a crowd gathered in Washington, DC, on Saturday, "As this audience can see I am alive".

When Ginsburg was asked how she pressed on, she said: "I love my job". "Instead of concentrating on my aches and pains, I just know that I have to read this set of briefs, go over the draft opinion, and so I have to somehow surmount whatever is going on in my body and concentrate on the court's work".

"I will be very prepared when the time comes", Ginsburg said, brushing off a question of when or if she might step down from the Supreme Court. She spoke in Buffalo, New York, earlier this week and is scheduled to appear in September in Little Rock, Arkansas; Chicago; and Raleigh, North Carolina. Ginsburg had a lobe of her left lung removed in December and in past decades was treated for colon and pancreatic cancer.

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"The tumor was treated definitively, and there is no evidence of disease elsewhere in the body", the court's spokeswoman said.

Democrats fear that President Donald Trump may have a near-historic chance to nominate a third Supreme Court justice to the bench during his first term should Ginsburg's health falter. That could be a crucial change on such issues as abortion, gay rights, gun control, immigration and Obamacare.

It was the second treatment for cancer in nine months for the court's oldest member and leader of its liberal wing.

In a video clip posted on The Hill, Ginsburg revealed the singer called her up to ask if she would meet up so Lopez could introduce Ginsburg to A-Rod. And I said, 'I'd be glad to hear it. That sounds insane and amusing - and it is! - but it's also not a bad question to ask of the judge, because she was married to her husband Marty for more than 50 years before he passed away in 2010.

The justice laughed and then shared the advice she received on her own wedding day.

The Cornell and Columbia grad was married to prominent tax lawyer Martin D. Ginsburg from 1954 until his 2010 death from metastatic cancer, and they had a daughter Jane, 64; and a son James, 53.

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