ginsburg_intro.jpgRuth Bader Ginsburg is a woman with some serious-ass moxie. Her work as a pioneer on women’s issues has always inspired me, as has her fiesty and witty style of inserting some flair into her opinions when she gets an opening to do so. 

Thus, it is with some measure of concern that I inform you of this:

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had surgery Thursday after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, the court said. Pancreatic cancer is often deadly, although the court said doctors apparently found Ginsburg’s cancer at an early stage…. 

Ginsburg had recently told her former law clerks and others that she envisioned serving on the court into her 80s, although those comments were made before the latest diagnosis.

In her previous bout with cancer, Ginsburg received treatment throughout the court’s term and never missed a day on the bench.

If anyone can kick pancreatic cancer’s ass, she can. What say we send up a few prayers and good thoughts, though?  Every little bit helps.

Thank you Justice Ginsburg, for all you have done, all you do, and all you will continue to do for years to come.  We’ll see you back on the bench in no time.

SCOTUSblog has more.