The judge is a progressive and dean of the u.s. supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, announced on Friday to be treated for two months for a relapse of a cancer of the liver, indicating that it was not going to leave his job.
“I’m going to continue my sessions bi-weekly chemotherapy to keep my cancer at bay, and I am able to maintain my daily activity,” explained the magistrate of 87 years, whose health status is followed closely by the democrats and the activists of the left american.
“I have often said that I would be a member of the Court as I could make it my full-time job. I am still quite capable of doing that,” pointed out the one that is referred to as “RBG”.
A resignation or death of Ms. Bader Ginsburg would give the opportunity to the president Donald Trump to appoint a judge favorable to the gun and opposed to abortion, as he has promised, and to secure still more the temple of american law in the conservative camp.
Mrs. Bader Ginsburg, one of four judges progressives on the nine of the supreme Court, is known for his fights for the cause of women, minorities and the environment.
The judges of the supreme Court are appointed for life.
According to Ms. Bader Ginsburg, a biopsy performed in February has detected lesions in the liver, which could not be treated by immunotherapy.
It began on may 19, a chemotherapy that “producing positive effects”, she said. A review conducted on July 7, has revealed “a significant reduction of the lesions in the liver, and the absence of a new disease”.
She emphasized that she “tolerated the chemotherapy” and that she felt “encouraged by the success of (its) current treatment”.
The magistrate, appointed in 1993 by Bill Clinton, ensured that his treatment had not disturbed his work. “I continued to write opinions and my other activities to the court,” she explained.
She also explained that her brief hospitalization this week was not related to his cancer.