Supreme Court Assistance Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 87 years old and is the oldest member of the Supreme Court. She’s been undergoing cancer treatment again since May.
Ginsburg reported in a press release on July 17 that she is undergoing chemotherapy treatment to fight the cancer again. But despite this, under no circumstances did she express any intention of leaving her post.
In the statement, Bader Ginsburg said the treatment is showing signs of improvement, and she will continue with the treatment every two weeks.
In the brief, she was encouraged by the good results to continue working “at full speed.”
Bader Ginsburg had previously been treated for pancreatic cancer in 2009 and 2019. According to Reuters, Dr. John Marshall, chief of hematology-oncology at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, said he interprets this as a recurrence of pancreatic cancer that has spread to the liver and would be a very common process.
Marshall also added that the drug the judge is receiving, gemcitabine, is typical for this type of case and should not affect a person’s ability to function normally.
On Wednesday, Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital after a two-day stay. According to a press release from the Court of Justice, the justice had been treated for a possible infection after undergoing a procedure to clean out a bile duct stent placed in August 2019.
Bader Ginsburg is the oldest of the nine current judges, and was appointed to a lifetime position on the court by President Bill Clinton in 1993. She is the second woman to hold that position in U.S. history.
The Trump administration is said to be monitoring Ginsburg’s health, as it would allow the president to place his third justice, including the two previously appointed conservative justices: Brett Kavanaugh in 2018 and Neil Gorsuch in 2017. But the truth is that when President Trump was asked at a press conference about his reaction when he learned of the justice’s latest hospitalization, he responded with surprise that he was not aware of it and that he really wished her well. “She has made very good decisions,” President Trump stressed.