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 GinsburgDocumentary on John Lewis set for release next year Supreme Court halts subpoena to Deutsche Bank for Trump records Justices appear cautious of expanding gun rights in NY case 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 TrumpSenate gears up for battle over witnesses in impeachment trial Vulnerable Democrats tout legislative wins, not impeachment Trump appears to set personal record for tweets in a day 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.