Justice Ginsburg Undergoes Surgery to Remove Cancerous Nodules From Lung

Elias Hubbard
December 26, 2018

"Today, you join more than 20 million current citizens born in other lands who chose, as you have, to make the United States of America their home", Ginsburg said.

Ginsburg has long said she will remain in her position as a Supreme Court justice for as long as she's able.

In RBG, this year's documentary on Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a group of self-deemed millennial "media consultants" are given about as much talking head time as Ginsburg's granddaughter, allowed to pontificate, swooshy hair coiffed ever so stylishly, on the life and times of their meme'd hero as if they were there with her in the litigious trenches.

Here are some of the key moments in Ginsburg's life the movie got right. Ginsburg, the leader of the court's liberal wing and known to her fans as the Notorious RBG, has achieved an iconic status rare for Supreme Court justices. When Marty is diagnosed with testicular cancer, Ruth takes over his courses, and when he recovers and launches his career in 1959 with a NY law firm, she drops out of Harvard and transfers to Columbia, to the dismay of Dean Griswold. "The first raised one eyebrow; the second, two; the third made me indubitably inadmissible", she said in a 1993 interview with The Harvard Crimson. The film's version of the court event is designed in the memory of Ginsburg, noted the The Smithsonian. The case followed Charles Moritz, an unmarried single man, who was denied a tax deduction for payment of his mother's caretaker. She started teaching at Rutgers University, becoming one of the few female professors in her field. This part of the film is slick and unexceptional, but it's a mere prelude to the 1972 case before the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver that she tried and won, reversing decades of discrimination in courtrooms from coast to coast.

Ginsburg has never missed high court arguments despite her variety of health issues.

The nodules on her lung were found during X-rays and other tests Ginsburg had after she fractured ribs in a fall in her Supreme Court office on November 7, the court said.

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