Thursday, February 5, 2009

Justice Ginsberg hospitalized for cancer  

Uh oh. Supreme Court Justice Ginsberg has been hospitalized for pancreatic cancer, a particularly deadly form of cancer, and underwent surgery on Thursday. Several years ago, Ginsberg successfully beat colon cancer, but statistics show that less than 5% of patients with pancreatic cancer survive five years. However, they did catch it early, so let's keep our fingers crossed that she will be a fighter.

Justice Ginsberg is 75, and has been a justice since 1993. She is currently the only woman on the Supreme Court, and the second woman to ever be appointed to the Court, the first being Sandra Day O'Connor. I sincerely hope that she will survive this horrible disease. If not, it will be truly upsetting, but at least we can take comfort in the fact that Barack Obama will be the one to appoint her replacement.

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