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USGinsburg's recovery 'on track' but will miss more U.S. high court arguments

22:05  11 january  2019
22:05  11 january  2019 Source:   reuters.com

Ginsburg misses Supreme Court arguments for the 1st time

Ginsburg misses Supreme Court arguments for the 1st time Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will rely on written briefs and transcripts to help the court decide cases after missing arguments for the first time in more than 25 years. 

Ruth Bader Ginsburg (/ˈbeɪdər ˈɡɪnzbɜːrɡ/; born Joan Ruth Bader; March 15, 1933) is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Ginsburg ' s recovery is " on track ," according to the Supreme Court . She underwent surgery on Dec. As was the case last week, she'll participate in the "consideration and decision of the cases on the basis of the briefs and the transcripts of oral arguments ," Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy

Ginsburg's recovery 'on track' but will miss more U.S. high court arguments© MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg poses for the official photo at the Supreme Court in Washington, DC on November 30, 2018. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who missed three days of oral arguments this week, will miss another three days next week but her recovery from lung cancer surgery is "on track," a court spokeswoman said on Friday.

Ginsburg, 85, will continue to work from home and participate in all the cases she has missed, spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said in a statement.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg absent from Supreme Court bench for second day in a row

Ruth Bader Ginsburg absent from Supreme Court bench for second day in a row For the second day in a row, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will not be at the Supreme Court as it convenes for oral arguments. Chief Justice John Roberts made the announcement that Ginsburg was unable to attend arguments as he opened court Tuesday morning. Ginsburg, 85, is still recovering from a surgery she underwent last month to remove two cancerous nodules from her lung. She has also survived other bouts of cancer which never caused her to miss oral arguments.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will miss next week’ s court sessions and work from home, but her recovery from early-stage lung cancer surgery remains " on track " and no further treatment is needed, the court announced Friday. “Justice Ginsburg will continue to work from home

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is missing arguments for the first time in more than 25 years as she The court said doctors found the growths on Ginsburg ' s lung when she was being treated for Weeks after her fall in November, Ginsburg was asking questions at high court arguments , speaking at a

"Her recovery from surgery is on track. Post-surgery evaluation indicates no evidence of remaining disease, and no further treatment is required," Arberg added.

After next week's three cases, the court is due to take a break until the middle of February. The justices will next be on the bench on Feb. 19, when they are due to hear a contentious case arising from President Donald Trump's administration's decision to include a citizenship question in the 2020 census.

Ginsburg, who joined the court in 1993, underwent a surgical procedure called a pulmonary lobectomy on Dec. 21 at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York to remove two cancerous nodules in her left lung. She was released from the hospital on Dec. 25.

Monday was the first time Ginsburg, the oldest member of the nine-justice court, has missed oral arguments as a result of her various health scares, including two previous cancer diagnoses. Ginsburg broke three ribs in a fall in November, which led to doctors' discovery of the lung nodules.

If Ginsburg, one of the court's four liberal members, were unable to continue serving, Trump could replace her with a conservative, further shifting the court to the right. Trump has added two justices since becoming president in January 2017, cementing its 5-4 conservative majority. (Reporting by Lawrence Hurley; Editing by Will Dunham)

Supreme Court suspends planned arguments over citizenship question in 2020 census.
The Supreme Court has suspended scheduled oral arguments on the Trump administration’s plans to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. Oral arguments were to be held February 19, the day Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was expecting to return to the bench, after missing the past two weeks of the public sessions, while recovering from recent lung cancer surgery. LIZ PEEK: WHY LATEST 2020 CENSUS DECISION MATTERS SO MUCH But in a brief order on Friday, the justices decided to put matters on hold after a federal district court judge on Tuesday ruled the government could not proceed with its plans.

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