Ruth Bader Ginsburg Has Returned To The Surpreme Court Bench

RBG Is Back, Bitches!

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg, aka, The Notorious RBG, is back — and better than ever

Ruth Bader Ginsburg just spent a little time recovering from her third cancer surgery, no big deal, and is all ready to return to the bench, which is exactly what she did today. Our shining beacon of hope on the increasingly worrisome Supreme Court is participating in the justices’ scheduled closed door conference today, and it’s exactly the news we’ve been waiting for.

She’s back. As if we ever had any doubt.

Ginsburg’s third bout with cancer (she had surgery for colorectal cancer in 1999 and early stage pancreatic cancer in 2009) was dealt with almost as quickly as we all heard about it. It was a fall in her office that broke three ribs, leading to scans that detected two cancerous nodules in her left lung, according to CNN. She underwent surgery to remove them back in December, and shortly after, the court released a statement saying there was no evidence of remaining disease in her lungs — or anywhere else in her body.


For the first time in her 25-year career on the Supreme Court bench, Ginsburg had to sit out oral arguments for a period of two weeks while she recovered from the December procedure. I think I sat out the gym for like, a month last year when I stubbed my toe. This woman is a phenom in every single way and we should all bow down.