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Justice Ginsburg Taken Ill, Absent From Supreme Court

The 86-year-old's health has been a concern since she was diagnosed and treated for lung cancer and a tumor on her pancreas

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    Justice Ginsburg Taken Ill, Absent From Supreme Court
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    U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg participates in a discussion at Georgetown University Law Center July 2, 2019, in Washington, D.C.

    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was absent on Wednesday for courtroom argument in two cases.

    Chief Justice John Roberts announced that Ginsburg was "indisposed due to illness," a statement similar to the one he made on the first day of the term, Oct. 7, when Justice Clarence Thomas was absent with what a court official said was the flu.

    The same court official said Wednesday that Justice Ginsburg was "home with a stomach bug."

    The health of Ginsburg, 86, has been a subject of intense interest since she underwent surgery last winter for lung cancer and treatment over the summer for a cancerous tumor on her pancreas.

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