Ginsburg returns to Supreme Court after stomach bug

Ginsburg returns to Supreme Court after stomach bug
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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader GinsburgClinton to honor Ginsburg at fashion designer's awards show House passes bill paving way for ERA ratification Ginsburg says 'we still' need an Equal Rights Amendment to make US 'more perfect' MORE returned to work at the Supreme Court on Friday after missing a day of oral arguments due to illness.

Ginsburg participated in the court’s end-of-the-week conference meeting, during which the justices discuss recently argued cases and consider additional disputes to take up.

The 86-year-old justice was absent from arguments in two cases on Wednesday. According to a court spokeswoman, Ginsburg was home with a stomach bug.


Chief Justice John Roberts said Ginsburg would participate in deciding the cases based on written briefs and oral argument recordings.

Ginsburg’s absence came a day after she joined the court’s eight other justices in hearing arguments in the landmark dispute over President TrumpDonald John TrumpFed saw risks to US economy fading before coronavirus spread quickened Pro-Trump super PAC hits Biden with new Spanish-language ad in Nevada Britain announces immigration policy barring unskilled migrants MORE’s repeal of the Obama-era program that protects certain undocumented immigrants from deportation. 

Ginsburg, a four-time cancer survivor and the leader of the court’s liberal wing, has faced recurring health concerns. 

In January, she missed her first oral argument in more than 25 years while recuperating from surgery to remove cancerous nodules from her lung.