Ginsburg Makes First Appearance Since News Of Cancer Treatment

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 02: U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg participates in a discussion at Georgetown University Law Center July 2, 2019 in Washington, DC. The Georgetown University Law Cente... WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 02: U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg participates in a discussion at Georgetown University Law Center July 2, 2019 in Washington, DC. The Georgetown University Law Center’s Supreme Court Institute held a discussion on "U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Legacy of Gender Equality in Life and Law." (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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August 26, 2019 3:42 pm
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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg appeared to be healthy and playful Monday during her first public appearance since news surfaced that she had recently been treated for pancreatic cancer.

Ginsburg received an honorary degree from the University of Buffalo. During her speech, she joked about her being the “notorious RBG” and said she didn’t even consider skipping the event when “my own health problems presented challenges.”

“(It’s) beyond my wildest imagination that I would one day become the Notorious RBG,” she said. “I am now 86 years old, yet people of all ages want to take their picture with me. Amazing.”

The Supreme Court announced last week that Ginsburg had gone through three weeks of radiation after doctors discovered a malignancy on her pancreas.

As the senior liberal justice on an ideologically split court, Ginsburg’s health is a matter of continuous attention. Last summer, Ginsburg said she could see herself serving on the bench for five more years.

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