Ginsburg Will Miss Oral Arguments For First Time Ever Monday

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will not be present on the bench for oral arguments on Monday, The Washington Post reported. 

The Supreme Court blog’s Twitter feed confirmed the news and said Ginsburg would be working from home and could still participate in Monday’s cases.

It is unclear why Ginsburg is working from home, but, as Washington Post reporter Robert Barnes points out, she underwent lung cancer surgery last month.

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  1. Skype her in FFS

  2. One might think that would be a no-brainer for a Supreme Court that has a blog that has a Twitter feed, but one would be wrong.

    In any case she already has the briefs that were filed in advance for both of today’s oral arguments, and she will get a transcript of today’s proceedings.

    Bear in mind that it has been only two weeks since one of her left lung’s two lobes was removed entirely.

  3. Avatar for tgp tgp says:

    It is unclear why Ginsburg is working from home …

    Seriously, Nicole?

    She’s recoverying from lung surgery! Should she venture out to the Court during cold and flu season?

  4. My first thought. She doesn’t need pneumonia. Let someone with one remaining geriatric parent assure you of that.

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