ginsburg_intro.jpgRuth Bader Ginsburg is a woman with some serious-ass moxie. Her work as a pioneer on women’s issues has always inspired me, as has her fiesty and witty style of inserting some flair into her opinions when she gets an opening to do so. 

Thus, it is with some measure of concern that I inform you of this:

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had surgery Thursday after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, the court said. Pancreatic cancer is often deadly, although the court said doctors apparently found Ginsburg’s cancer at an early stage…. 

Ginsburg had recently told her former law clerks and others that she envisioned serving on the court into her 80s, although those comments were made before the latest diagnosis.

In her previous bout with cancer, Ginsburg received treatment throughout the court’s term and never missed a day on the bench.

If anyone can kick pancreatic cancer’s ass, she can. What say we send up a few prayers and good thoughts, though?  Every little bit helps.

Thank you Justice Ginsburg, for all you have done, all you do, and all you will continue to do for years to come.  We’ll see you back on the bench in no time.

SCOTUSblog has more. 

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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