Health of US Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg fuels anxiety, preparations

Health of US Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg fuels anxiety, preparationsJustice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a darling of the US left and an increasingly frail octogenarian, is taking center stage ahead of this year’s presidential election, with the Supreme Court’s balance hanging on her seemingly faltering health. Ginsburg’s liver cancer — and recent repeat trips to the hospital due to bile duct infection — has Washington’s political class on tenterhooks, with her every medical procedure causing major hand-wringing, not to mention a variety of contingency plans. Ginsburg was hospitalized yet again on Wednesday to “revise a bile duct stent,” as her doctors assured the public that such things were “common occurrences.”