BREAKING: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Misses Court Due to Illness After Two Cancer Scares in One Year
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 86, was too ill to show up to court on Wednesday.
RBG was not on the bench and missed oral arguments and according to a court spox, she was home with a stomach virus.
CNN reported that Ginsburg, like she has done in the past, will participate by reading briefs from home.
Chief Justice Roberts announced that Ginsburg was “indisposed due to illness.”
The Supreme Court is currently hearing arguments about the illegal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Ginsburg is a four-time cancer survivor and she has had two cancer scares in the last year alone.
Ginsburg underwent three weeks of radiation treatment for a “localized malignant tumor” found on her pancreas on July 31st.
The US Supreme Court previously disclosed that Ginsburg received treatment this summer at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.
The treatment included the insertion of a stent in Ginsburg’s bile duct, according to a statement by the court.
Ginsburg in December of 2018 also had surgery to remove cancer from her left lung.
One of the many reasons why the Democrats are pushing to impeach Trump is because they do not want him to continue to stack the Supreme Court with conservative justices.
If Ginsburg were to step down, this would be a huge shift for the highest court of the land because Trump would be replacing liberal Ginsburg with a conservative.