Yesterday, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the only woman currently serving on the United States Supreme Court, was hospitalized for pancreatic cancer. News broke in the afternoon that she had undergone emergency surgery to remove a cancerous tumor, and that the surgery itself had gone well. Doctors said that the tumor was found late last month during a routine screening, and that it was believed to be in the early stages.
Justice Ginsburg, despite her delicate appearance, has quite the fighting spirit. She battled colon cancer nine years ago, and never missed a day of work. She also goes toe-to-toe with some of the Court’s most conservative voices. Last term, she read several scathing dissents from the bench, a rare move that made headlines across the country. For our part, Alliance for Justice wishes Justice Ginsburg a speedy recovery, and looks forward to many more years of her brilliant service.