Ruth Bader Ginsburg Says She’s ‘Very Much Alive’ and Wants to Serve for Years to Come

Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg poses with other Justices of the United States Supreme Court during their official group photo at the Supreme Court on Nov. 30, 2018 in Washington. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford
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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spoke with NPR for a wide-ranging interview, discussing, among other things, her health. Ginsburg has had three major bouts with cancer over the past 20 years. In 1999, she underwent surgery for colorectal cancer, followed by nine months of chemotherapy and radiation. In 2009, she underwent surgery for pancreatic cancer, and late last year, for lung cancer.

Ginsburg is not oblivious to health concerns, but she waves away worries about her future.

“There was a senator, I think it was after my pancreatic cancer, who announced with great glee that I was going to be dead within six months,” she recalled. “That senator, whose name I have forgotten, is now himself dead, and I,” she added with a smile, “am very much alive.”

But fighting cancer is wearing and hard. How does she manage her work?

“The work is really what saved me,” she said, “because I had to concentrate on reading the briefs, doing a draft of an opinion, and I knew it had to get done. So I had to get past whatever my aches and pains were just to do the job.”

The interview followed Ginsburg’s speech earlier in the day at the private funeral for Justice John Paul Stevens, who died July 16 at the age of 99.

Stevens retired from the court in 2010 at age 90, and, as the two traveled in a car together less than two weeks ago, Ginsburg told him her dream.

“I said that my dream is that I will stay at the court as long as he did,” she said. “And his immediate response was, ‘Stay longer!’ ”

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  1. President Trump already appointed a new judge who will replace her after he'll complete the draining of the swamp

    Ruth Ginsburg is ‘very much dead’ since the beginning of Jan 2019, as was indicated on her Death Certificate in Feb 2019 which was posted online and then removed for obvious reasons. Fox News glitched with the news then and had to take it back under threat from the Democrats.

  2. On Monday, Jan 21 2019, Fox News aired Ginsburg’s passing. She was probably buried next to her husband, Martin (Moshe) David Ginsburg, in Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia.
    Because of the secrecy from the Left she only had a handful at her funeral.

  3. I cannot believe that I am reading these terrible , vicious, comments, or, should I say attacks, on the person of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg; a distinguished Jurist, a Member of the Supreme Court of the United States; not to mention, a fellow YID; “Member of the Tribe”.
    Written by, supposedly ‘Committed Jews’, on a Fellow Jew, & published on a ‘Frum’ Website. What should or will, the Goyim, who attack us daily, say?? We are certainly giving them, a “Pischon Peh”!
    This type of diatribe has no place on a Website such as!!


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