Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Notorious RBG Is Now Cancer-Free

She says treatment for growth in pancreas was successful

(Newser) - Good news for fans of the Notorious RBG, and anybody else concerned about the direction of the Supreme Court under President Trump: Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she is now cancer-free. The 86-year-old, who is one of the court's four liberal justices, told CNN this week that treatment for a... More »

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Is Hospitalized

The Supreme Court justice has been battling cancer

(Newser) - The Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been hospitalized after experiencing chills and fever, the AP reports. In a statement Saturday, the court’s public information office says Ginsburg was admitted Friday night to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. The court says Ginsburg, 86, was initially evaluated at... More »

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Wins $1M Prize

Supreme Court Justice is winner of this year's Berggruen Prize for philosophy and culture

(Newser) - Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the winner of this year's $1 million Berggruen Prize for philosophy and culture. The award announced Wednesday by the Los Angeles-based Berggruen Institute honors Ginsburg, who started the American Civil Liberties Union's Women's Rights Project in the 1970s, for her... More »

We Know Her as RBG. A Colleague Reveals a New Nickname

The woman Sonia Sotomayor calls the 'Steel Magnolia' says she feels 'very good' after radiation

(Newser) - Once again, Ruth Bader Ginsburg persevered after a medical scare , and the Supreme Court's oldest justice says it's her work on the bench that has kept her going. Per the Hill and AP , Ginsburg appeared Tuesday evening at a Clinton Foundation event in a packed Verizon Arena in... More »

Ginsburg Has Radiation Treatment for Tumor

Court says no other evidence of disease was found

(Newser) - Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent radiation treatment this month for a tumor on her pancreas. "The tumor was treated definitively and there is no evidence of disease elsewhere in the body," a Supreme Court statement said Friday. The issue was discovered in July, NPR reports, and a biopsy "... More »

A 'Very Much Alive' Ginsburg Says Nine Is Enough

Justice doesn't want term limits or a bigger court

(Newser) - Enlarging the Supreme Court was a bad idea when Franklin Roosevelt tried it, Ruth Bader Ginsburg says, and it's a bad idea now. Several Democratic presidential candidates have said they're open to adding justices, to negate the effect of President Trump's two new conservative appointees. Like FDR... More »

How Reporters Described Ginsburg's Return to Bench

'She was first to jump in with a question, which she asked in a crisp, clear voice'

(Newser) - Ruth Bader Ginsburg returned to the bench of the Supreme Court on Tuesday for the first time since her cancer surgery in December. With so much attention focused on the 85-year-old's health, it may not be surprising that coverage seemed to focus more on the judge's physical appearance... More »

RBG Returns to Supreme Court

Ginsburg is back for the first time since her cancer surgery in December

(Newser) - Ruth Bader Ginsburg is back at work. The 85-year-old Supreme Court justice met with other justices Friday at the court to consider requests to review cases, reports the Hill . Ginsburg missed two weeks of oral arguments last month as she recovered from a December surgery to remove cancerous growths from... More »

Ginsburg Emerges Amid Concerns About Health

She attends a concert, her first public appearance since surgery

(Newser) - Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is making her first public appearance since undergoing lung cancer surgery in December. The 85-year-old Ginsburg attended a concert Monday at a museum a few blocks from the White House that was given by her daughter-in-law and other musicians. Patrice Michaels, a soprano and... More »

Justice Ginsburg 'On Track' to Get Back on the Bench

She has no more signs of cancer, will be working from home for another week just to rest

(Newser) - Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been home for more than two weeks recuperating from surgery that removed two cancerous growths on her lung. This has sparked a swirl of speculation about the 85-year-old Supreme Court justice's health, especially after she missed oral arguments Monday, the first time in her 25-year... More »

What Critics Are Saying About the RBG Movie

'On the Basis of Sex' too formulaic for some

(Newser) - Felicity Jones is the Notorious RBG in On the Basis of Sex , a Mimi Leder-directed release recounting Ruth Bader Ginsberg's push for gender equality during the early part of her law career. Though the film—written by Ginsburg's own nephew, Daniel Stiepleman—has a decent 71% critic rating... More »

At Supreme Court Today, a Notable First

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, recuperating, misses oral arguments for first time in 25-year tenure

(Newser) - The big headline out of the Supreme Court on Monday has nothing to do the legalities of the two cases being argued. Instead, it's that Ruth Bader Ginsburg will miss oral arguments for the first time in her 25-year tenure, reports the AP . The 85-year-old is at home recuperating... More »

Ex-First Lady Passes Torch to Another as 'Most Admired Woman'

Michelle Obama takes crown from Hillary Clinton, winner since 2002; Barack Obama is men's victor

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton has been named the most admired woman in Gallup's annual survey more than any other since Gallup started asking in 1946: 22 times, to be exact, including for each year since 2002. This year, however, another former first lady has finally knocked Clinton off the hill. Michelle... More »

Ginsburg Home From Hospital After Cancer Surgery

Supreme Court justice is recuperating after cancerous lung growths were removed

(Newser) - It's been a year of medical emergencies for Ruth Bader Ginsburg, but the Supreme Court justice is now back home and recovering after her most recent health issue. Per CNN , a court spokeswoman revealed Wednesday that Ginsburg was discharged from NYC's Memorial Sloan Kettering hospital on Tuesday, four... More »

Ginsburg's Recent Fall May Have Had Silver Lining

Tests uncovered malignant growths, which have now been removed

(Newser) - Some scary news for fans of RBG: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had surgery Friday to remove two malignant growths in her left lung, the Supreme Court said. It is the 85-year-old Ginsburg's third bout with cancer since joining the court in 1993, per the AP . The good news for... More »

RBG Out of Hospital and 'Doing Great'

The Supreme Court justice fractured three ribs

(Newser) - Ruth Bader Ginsburg is on the mend after falling and fracturing three ribs. Her nephew, Daniel Stiepleman, said Thursday that the 85-year-old Supreme Court Justice was “up and working” and “doing great,” adding that she’s cracking jokes, Reuters reports. Stiepleman, who wrote the script for a... More »

3 Broken Ribs for Ruth Bader Ginsburg After Fall at Work

Supreme Court justice took a tumble Wednesday night

(Newser) - Ruth Bader Ginsburg is "notorious" for, among other things, her killer workouts , which is maybe why the fit 85-year-old justice brushed off a tumble she took Wednesday evening at her office. However, the Supreme Court issued a statement Thursday noting that after she went home, Ginsburg had "discomfort... More »

GOP Congressman Makes 'Inappropriate' Joke About RBG, Lincoln

SC rep Ralph Norman's 'groping' humor isn't going over well

(Newser) - "Scattered nervous laughter" was the first response to a joke a GOP congressman made during an election debate in South Carolina on Thursday, notes Roll Call . But disgust and "condemnation" took over afterward toward what some called an "inappropriate" reference to sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court... More »

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Talks Future on Supreme Court

She says she's got 5 years left

(Newser) - If there's a third vacancy on the Supreme Court during President Trump's first term, it won't be the result of Ruth Bader Ginsburg stepping down. The 85-year-old justice said Sunday that her senior colleague, John Paul Stevens, stepped down when he was 90, so she thinks she... More »

Supreme Court Sides With Employers in Big Labor Case

Says companies can restrict workers' ability to band together in complaints

(Newser) - The Supreme Court says employers can prohibit their workers from banding together to complain about pay and conditions in the workplace. The justices ruled 5-4 Monday, with the court's conservative members in the majority, that businesses can force employees to individually use arbitration to resolve disputes, per the AP... More »

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