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Justice Ginsburg Back on Supreme Court Bench After Sick Day (1)

Nov. 18, 2019, 3:04 PMUpdated: Nov. 18, 2019, 4:10 PM

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg returned to the bench at the U.S. Supreme Court five days after missing an argument session with a stomach bug.

Ginsburg joined seven of her eight colleagues Monday for a 10-minute scheduled session Monday, sipping from a mug while about 130 new members were admitted to the Supreme Court bar.

As has become their routine, Justice Clarence Thomas waited for Ginsburg at the end of the session, then took her hand to help her descend the three steps behind the bench.

Ginsburg, 86, is a four-time cancer survivor who had never missed a Supreme Court argument...

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