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04/19/2007


Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Has Surgery for Pancreatic Cancer

RuthbaderginsburgSupreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg hads surgery for early-stage pancreatic cancer today, the Court is reporting:

"U. S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had surgery for an apparently early-stage pancreatic cancer today, at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. According to Dr. Murray Brennan, the attending surgeon, Justice Ginsburg will likely remain in the hospital approximately 7-10 days. Justice Ginsburg had no symptoms prior to the incidental discovery of the lesion during a routine annual check-up in late January at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. A Computerized Axial Tomography (CAT) Scan revealed a small tumor, approximately 1 cm across, in the center of the pancreas. Justice Ginsburg is 75 years old. She was appointed to the Court in 1993 by President Clinton."

Based on her votes, Ginsburg is considered one of the Court's more liberal justices.

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