Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg just underwent surgery at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York to remove two malignant modules from her left lung.
It’s said that she is recovering well and “no further treatment is needed.” That is good news.
Oh, and there’s some more good news on top of that:
Right after the surgery, while still bedridden, Ginsburg launched the deciding vote to block President Trump’s new restrictions on asylum. The court voted 5-4, with Justice Roberts siding with liberals. Justice Kavanaugh defended Trump in the move.
“It’s a major blow to the Trump administration and sends a strong signal that there are at least five justices who agree with the district court that the asylum ban exceeds the President’s statutory authority,” said Steve Vladeck, CNN Supreme Court analyst and professor at the University of Texas School of Law.
Ruling aside, Ginsburg’s health is still an issue. While she may be recovering okay after the cancer detection, this is the second issue to plague Ginsburg in the last several weeks. She just recently broke her ribs last month and is the oldest member on the court at 85. That said, we think she will make it. She’s a tough cookie and a fighter. She proved that today.
Former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly, however, doesn’t think so. He just got blasted on Twitter for suggesting that she might die soon.
While the right is salivating at the idea that President Trump will get to appoint another Supreme Court Justice, Ginsburg is still making her voice and vote count. For right now, at least, today was a major win for progressive ideals.