RBG Treated For Cancer, Speculation Explodes

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85, underwent a surgical procedure Friday to remove “two cancerous nodes” on one of her lungs. The nodes were discovered during tests to treat her rib fractures sustained in November after a fall. While we indeed wish no ill will on anyone, the continued health concerns for RBG keep the talk abuzz in DC laser-focused on whether and when she’ll retire. Her previous statements seem to telegraph that she may hold out until the 2020 election in hopes a Democrat wins and thereby replaces her with another liberal justice. Which means the converse may also be true: if President Trump wins reelection, RBG may call it quits giving Trump a third appointment and likely conservative majority on the Court. That’s why so much more is at stake in the coming months. Buckle up!

Here’s more from CNBC…

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85, underwent surgery Friday to remove two malignant nodules from her left lung, the Supreme Court said.

It said she was “resting comfortably” after the surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, and there was no evidence of any remaining disease.

“Currently, no further treatment is planned,” the court said in a statement.

Ginsburg, the eldest member of the court and the senior justice of its liberal wing, underwent a pulmonary lobectomy. Two nodules in the lower lobe of her left lung were discovered incidentally during tests she received while being treated for rib fractures sustained in a fall last month. Both nodules were found to be malignant during an initial evaluation.

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