Looking strong and cheerful, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg returned to the bench Monday morning, just 18 days after major surgery related to her diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. Ginsburg took her place on the bench with a smile and, almost immediately after arguments began, started asking questions of the advocates before her. Some had predicted that Ginsburg would be too weak to resume work so quickly, but her appearance confirmed her determination to continue work without interruption.
Justice Ginsburg on the Bench as Supreme Court Reconvenes
February 24, 2009