Ruth Bader Ginsburg Voted Against Trump Asylum Restrictions From Her Hospital Bed


Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg reportedly voted from the hospital against President Trump’s proposed asylum restrictions.

NBC News and other outlets reported that Ginsburg cast the vote during her stay at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York before surgery on Friday to remove two malignant nodules on a lung.

While original reports said that Ginsburg voted from her hospital bed, NBC clarified that she voted before her surgery.

The Supreme Court decided in a 5-4 ruling to refuse the Trump administration’s request to restore restrictions that would block some migrants who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally from seeking asylum. The request followed a decision from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to reject the administration’s efforts to implement the new policy.

Despite her two previous battles with cancer in 1999 and 2000, Ginsburg has never missed Supreme Court arguments in her more than 25 years on the bench.

Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the more liberal justices in the ruling.

The health scares have prompted Ginsburg’s supporters to jokingly offer to donate their own ribs, or to wrap the 85-year-old in bubble wrap.


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