On Friday, the news broke that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent surgery to have cancerous growths removed from her lungs at a New York hospital.
According to a court spokesperson, there are no signs of further cancerous growths in her body.
She is now recovering from the procedure.
Just last month, Ginsburg was briefly hospitalized for a fall.
“Wishing Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg a full and speedy recovery!” he wrote.
Wishing Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg a full and speedy recovery!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 22, 2018
Trump’s tweet is especially notable because before undergoing surgery, the justice cast her vote on whether or not to uphold a federal judge’s order blocking the Trump administration’s ban on asylum requests from those who cross the border illegally.
Ginsburg’s vote — as well as that of conservative Chief Justice John Roberts — was among those that upheld the judge’s ban in a 5-4 vote.
Steve Vladeck, CNN Supreme Court analyst called the SCOTUS decision a “major blow to the Trump administration.”
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