US Justice Ginsburg has cancer surgery


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US Supreme Court judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg has undergone surgery to remove two cancerous nodules from her lung, the court said.

The malignant nodules were initially discovered when Ms Ginsburg, 85, broke three ribs in November, a statement released by the court said.

Both were successfully removed and afterwards “there was no evidence of any remaining disease”, it added.

Ms Ginsburg is resting comfortably and no further treatment is planned.

The most senior justice on the Supreme Court’s liberal wing has previously had surgery to treat colon cancer and pancreatic cancer.

Ms Ginsburg is expected to rest for a few days at New York’s Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where the surgery took place.

Ms Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993 by President Bill Clinton. She had previously focused her work on women’s rights and started the first law journal dedicated to the topic.

Some of her legal opinions, coupled with her refusal to step down during the Obama era, have seen her gain popularity in some quarters and earned her the nickname Notorious RBG.


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