In 2012, Ginsburg disclosed to a reporter that she had recently broken two ribs in a fall but did not take time off because of the court's heavy workload at the time. "Tests showed that she fractured three ribs on her left side and she was admitted for observation and treatment". She previously had two bouts with cancer and had a stent placed to open a blocked artery in 2014.
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Her hospitalization came on the same day that President Trump and first lady Melania Trump were to attend the investiture of Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh at the high court. In February 2009, she underwent surgery for pancreatic cancer and returned to the bench later that very month.More news: Six arrested after London fire disaster effigy torched
In the 2018 midterm elections, Republicans won seats in the U.S. Senate, making future Supreme Court confirmation battles easier.
Ginsburg is already five years past the average retirement age of the past 11 justices and is three years older than the recently retired justice Anthony M. Kennedy.
"I'm now 85", she told CNN.
Ginsburg has grit and determination, and I only wish she applied that to upholding the plain text and original meaning of the Constitution, rather than toward twisting it to fit liberal Progressive pipe dreams.