Justice Ginsburg Treated for Pancreatic Cancer

The 86-year-old supreme court justice just completed a 3-week radiation treatment after doctors discovered a malignant tumor in a biopsy on July 31st

A young future Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

A young future Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

8/26/19, 5:45 pm EDT

By John Corry, photo from Jim Carroll’s Blog

Last Friday, the Supreme Court announced that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had just completed a 3-week radiation course as treatment for a malignant tumor in her pancreas discovered at the end of last month. Ginsburg has a history of cancer, and in January broke a few ribs, which has all made many people most worried at this most recent situation, though others: eh. If Ginsburg leaves the court, or, worse, dies, that will give Trump his third Supreme Court justice pick in just his first term.

That’s a third of the entire court (3/9).

Ginsburg has earned a reputation as one of the most revered Supreme Court justices in recent memory. Graduating Columbia Law School first of her class in 1959, Ginsburg went on to be Rutger’s first tenured female professor, and served as director of the Women’s Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) where she argued six cases for gender equality and won five. She was nominated to the Supreme Court in 1993 by Bill Clinton and was approved by the senate 96-3. She is also a woman if that matters (I would repeat the facts of the rest of this paragraph (as being what really matters; the fact that’s she’s a woman is simple and inconsequential in a world not Absolutely determinist), but the people for whom that last sentence may have been deemed necessary wouldn’t have seen it any more than they saw it the first time (most likely))).


Rumors in conservative circles have been swirling that Ginsburg has actually been dead for some time. While that’s obviously ridiculous (okay: most likely; damned assholes), if her death were treated by those conspiracy theorists in the same way in which David Koch’s was by those with the big hearts and the inherently kind brains-no-other-way, with that Absolute tolerance for all kinds of people… well, I guess that’s just not all that surprising anymore, now, is it?

Is that something Ginsburg would respect?

"You can disagree without being disagreeable." –Ruth Bader Ginsburg

(Kudos on the Amazon point, and good for Maher that he never has any qualms about saying whatever the hell is in his head at any moment (because free speech is a thing), but he is still being a dick there, right?)