Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Ginsburg Returns to Court

Legal Times reports that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg returned to the Supreme Court on Monday and looked her usual peppy self:

Looking strong and cheerful, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg returned to the bench this morning, just 18 days after major surgery related to her diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. Ginsburg, 75, took her place on the bench with a smile. As is the Court’s custom, no note was made of her return or her illness. Almost immediately after arguments began, she started asking questions of the advocates before her.

During the first argument United States v. Navajo Nation, an important but dry and technical Indian mining law case, Ginsburg asked seven questions by our count — roughly on par with her usual inquisitiveness — and she leaned forward in her chair, fully engaged. She occasionally rocked her chair back and forth, as if impatient to proceed.

There isn’t any question how tough this lady is. Maybe she’s gonna be able to stay on the bench after all.