Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a four-time cancer survivor, misses oral argument with stomach bug
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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a four-time cancer survivor, misses oral argument with stomach bug

Richard Wolf, USA TODAY
Published 1:19 p.m. ET Nov. 13, 2019 | Updated 2:35 p.m. ET Nov. 13, 2019CLOSE
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a conversation with professor Amanda Tyler, Ginsburg’s former clerk, at UC Berkeley Law School.
USA TODAYWASHINGTON – Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg missed oral argument Wednesday because of  a stomach illness, less than three months after completing treatment for her fourth bout with cancer.Ginsburg, 86, was “indisposed,” Chief Justice John Roberts announced from the bench. But he said she would participate in deciding the two cases argued Wednesday by reading briefs and the transcript of the oral argument.The leader of the court’s liberal wing, Ginsburg has become a cultural icon during her third decade on the high court. She has kept up a rigorous travel schedule around oral arguments, most recently appearing at Georgetown University Law Center alongside the president who nominated her in 1993, Bill Clinton, and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton.More: After cancer, Supreme Court’s Ruth Bader Ginsburg hits the road to prove her vitality – and longevityGinsburg missed two weeks of oral arguments in Januar

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