Justice RBG Not Stepping Down, Says Work Keeps Her 'Alive'

Justice RBG Not Stepping Down, Says Work Keeps Her 'Alive'

As Jennifer Lopez prepares for her upcoming wedding to Alex Rodriguez, she sought marriage advice from, none other than, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. (The couple got engaged in March.) The 86-year-old dished on the meeting during an event Saturday at the Library of Congress.

Ginsburg disclosed August 23 that she had completed a three-week course of stereotactic ablative radiation therapy - a highly focused treatment that concentrates an intense dose of radiation on a tumor - after a malignancy was discovered on her pancreas.

The "Notorious R.B.G.' dished at the National Book Festival on Saturday: 'She said she would like to meet me and introduce her fiancé Alex Rodriguez. Instead of concentrating on my aches and pains", she concentrates on the work.

The justice went on to say that advice has come in handy for her not just in marriage, but also "in every workplace, including the good job I have now." Ha!

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg participates in a discussion at Georgetown University Law Center July 2, 2019 in Washington, DC. She was previously treated for pancreatic cancer in 2009 and colon cancer in 1999.

Ginsburg was energetic during hour-long session, though she received assistance as she climbed the stairs to the stage and made her way to her chair. But the court said Ginsburg's tumor was confined to her pancreas, something that should improve her survival odds. "It's kept me going through four cancer battles", Ginsburg said.

While surgery often follows to remove pancreatic tumors, the court said Ginsburg didn't need additional treatment beyond the radiation.

Ginsburg's health is a point of emphasis for the next year as President Trump enters the end of his first term, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., vows to quickly fill any Supreme Court vacancy before the 2020 elections - unlike his blocking of Judge Merrick Garland's nomination in the last year of former President Barack Obama's administration. That could be a crucial change on such issues as abortion, gay rights, gun control, immigration and Obamacare. Williams said she and her co-author interviewed Ginsburg during her recent radiation treatment and that she was "perfectly normal but very exhausted".

"It helps sometimes to be a little deaf", she explained. And I said, 'I'd be glad to hear it.

The Cornell and Columbia grad was married to prominent tax lawyer Martin D. Ginsburg from 1954 until his 2010 death from metastatic cancer, and they had a daughter Jane, 64; and a son James, 53.

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