Ginsburg Absent From Supreme Court for Third Day in a Row

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was absent again on Wednesday, for the third consecutive day.

Though the 85-year-old Justice Ginsburg was unable to make it to the bench, she is said to be participating in deciding the case on Wednesday through briefs and transcripts.

Justice Ginsburg has been working from home since her surgery on December 21 in which she had cancerous nodules removed from her lungs. Monday was the first day that she has missed oral arguments for reasons other than recusing herself. On Tuesday, she missed Justice Brett Kavanaugh delivering his first opinion in the court.

The Hill reports that Chief Justice John Roberts did not say whether Ginsburg would be back on the bench next week.


Ginsburg has battled cancer twice before, the Hill notes, colon cancer in 1999 and pancreatic cancer in 2009. She did not miss a day in court during those periods.

Despite her health concerns, Ginsburg is under tremendous pressure from Democrats not to step down during the Trump administration.
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