Justice Ginsburg Says Cancer Has Returned, But Won’t Retire


Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Friday she is receiving chemotherapy for a recurrence of cancer but that she has no plans to retire from the Supreme Court.

The 87-year-old Ginsburg, who has had four earlier bouts with cancer including pancreatic cancer last year, said her treatment so far has succeeded in reducing lesions on her liver and she will continue chemotherapy sessions every two weeks “to keep my cancer at bay.”

Ginsburg was appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1993 and is the senior liberal justice on a court that leans conservative by a 5-4 margin. Ginsburg also noted that she is able to “maintain an active daily routine” and that throughout her treatment she has “kept up with opinion writing and all other Court work.”

Source: AP