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On Feb. 19, 2019, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg returned to her spot on the Supreme Court. This was the first time Ginsburg heard oral arguments since undergoing cancer surgery in Dec. 2018.
Ginsburg, who was wearing a pearl jabot collar, smiled at the audience in the courtroom.
The judge faces important oral arguments including the Trump administration’s decision adding to the 2020 census a citizenship question, religious liberty, and partisan gerrymandering.
In Jan. 2019, Ginsburg followed cases and voted from her home for two weeks after recuperating from surgery to remove cancerous nodules from her lungs.
In Nov. 2018, Ginsburg fell in her office. She was brought to the hospital, and while she was being examined, the cancer was detected after being scanned. She had surgery in Dec. 2019, and the court released a statement saying no further treatment would be required, and there was no evidence of cancer.
On Feb. 15, Ginsburg participated in a regularly scheduled closed-door conference. On Feb. 4 she was seen at an event supporting her daughter-in-law, Patrice Michaels, a musician who released an album containing songs about Ginsburg’s life.
On Feb. 18, TMZ videotaped her returning to Washington at the airport. Ginsburg held the arm of her security guard but was able to walk at a brisk, steady pace.
Written by Barbara Sobel
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