Elder Abuse? Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Voted Against Asylum Restrictions From Her Hospital Bed
In what seems like a case of potential elder abuse, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg cast the deciding vote against President Donald Trump’s asylum restrictions from her hospital bed, where she just underwent surgery for lung cancer.
Instead of allowing the 85-year-old justice to rest on the day she had cancerous growths removed from her lung at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, she was put to work in the hospital room.
“NBC News has learned Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg voted FROM HER HOSPITAL BED to refuse to let the government enforce Pres. Trump’s proposed restriction on asylum,” reporter Gary Grumbach tweeted. “The court voted 5-4 to leave a lower court ruling in place that blocks enforcement of the crackdown.”
NBC News has learned Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg voted FROM HER HOSPITAL BED to refuse to let the government enforce Pres. Trump's proposed restriction on asylum. The court voted 5-4 to leave a lower court ruling in place that blocks enforcement of the crackdown. @PeteWilliamsNBC
— Gary Grumbach (@GaryGrumbach) December 21, 2018
Justice Ginsburg may be tough, she has beaten both colon and pancreatic cancer, but should still be allowed to recuperate in peace.
“Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent a pulmonary lobectomy today at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Two nodules in the lower lobe of her left lung were discovered incidentally during tests performed at George Washington University hospital to diagnose and treat rib fractures sustained in a fall on November 7,” the Supreme Court’s Office of Public Information said in a statement.
The nodules were found to be malignant in an initial pathology evaluation and scans performed before surgery indicated no evidence of the disease anywhere else in her body. No futher treatment is currently planned.