>> To the Supreme Court.>> A serious new health concern for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. A court spokeswoman said Ginsburg had two cancerous nodules removed from her left lung on Friday at a hospital in New York. Doctors found no evidence of any further disease, but the spokeswoman said both of the nodules removed were found to be malignant.
The procedure comes a month after the 85 year old Ginsburg broke three ribs in a fall. She was treated for colon cancer in 1999 and pancreatic cancer in 2009. Appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1993 Ginsburg is the high court's oldest justice and one of four liberals. Ginsburg has repeatedly vowed to remain on the court as her health allows and her mind remains sharp.
If Ginsburg were unable to return to the court President Donald Trump would likely move swiftly to replace her. Most likely with another conservative, after October's confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The spokeswoman said Ginsburg was quote, resting comfortably after the surgery and would remain in the hospital for a few days.