MSNBC: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Misses Supreme Court Arguments for First Time in 25 Years

‘This is the first time since she took the bench 25 years ago as she is recovering from cancer surgery on her lung’

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MITCHELL: "Meanwhile, news of the Supreme Court. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg missing today’s argument. This is the first time since she took the bench 25 years ago as she is recovering from cancer surgery on her lung. During two previous bouts of cancer and other illnesses the justice never failed to show up at the court, raising questions, of course, was the procedure more serious than previously disclosed? What is her condition? NBC justice correspondent Pete Williams at the court today. What more can we add to this?"
WILLIAMS: "Nothing, Andrea, to indicate that the surgery or the diagnosis was more serious than disclosed. As a matter of fact, at the time that Justice Ginsburg had her surgery on December 21st doctors were saying the normal recovery time is four to six weeks and of course, she’s 85 you would expect the recovery to take longer. But you’re right, this is symbolic for her, she’s made a point of never missing a day of oral argument when she was physically able to be here. The only time she’s missed it is if she was recused from a case, but never for health reasons.”

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