'I'm cancer free': Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she's beaten back the disease for the fourth time

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she is ‘cancer free’ after successfully undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer in the summer.

The 86-year-old justice, whose health has long been the subject of speculation due to its potential impact on the court’s makeup, has now beaten cancer for the fourth time.

Cancer - Justice - CNN - Wednesday

‘I’m cancer free. That’s good,’ the liberal justice told CNN on Wednesday.

The network said Ginsburg was ‘sounding energized and speaking animatedly’ when she gave the interview.

November - Ginsburg - Hospital - Baltimore - Chills

In November, Ginsburg was released from hospital in Baltimore after being admitted for chills and fever.

Ginsburg had received treatment including antibiotics and fluids, which led to an abatement of her symptoms.

Ginsburg - Justice - Court

Ginsburg is the oldest justice on the court.

Her health is closely watched because a Supreme Court vacancy would give President Donald Trump the opportunity to appoint a third justice to the nine-member court and prod it further to the right.

Court - Majority - Justices - Trump - Neil

The court's 5-4 conservative majority includes two justices named by Trump - Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.

Ginsburg gave herself a clean bill of health just as the court is expected to rule on major issues in the first half of 2020.

Month - Court - Arguments - Espinoza - Montana

Later this month, the court will hear arguments in Espinoza v. Montana Dept. of Revenue.

Last year, Montana's top court struck down a law granting a state tax credit that could help students attend private schools including religious ones.

Justices - Appeal - Mothers - School - Students

The justices took up an appeal by three mothers of Christian private school students of a decision by Montana’s top court striking down the program because it ran afoul of a state constitutional ban on aid to religious institutions.

Churches and Christian groups have pushed for expanding access to public dollars for places of worship and religious schools, testing the limits of secularism in the United States.

March - Court - Challenge - Louisiana

In early March, the court will also hear a challenge to a Louisiana...
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