From Democracy Now:
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recently missed oral arguments as she continues to recover after having two tumors removed from her lung last month. But the Supreme Court has said she is cancer-free and that the 85-year-old, now three-time cancer-surviving justice, has been reviewing arguments and weighing in on cases from home. Meanwhile, the documentary ”RBG” about her life has been nominated for an Academy Award. At the Sundance Film Festival, we speak with Julie Cohen, one of the film’s directors.
From the video transcript:
JULIE COHEN: I’m Julie Cohen, and I’m one of the directors and producers of the Academy Award-nominated documentary RBG.
AMY GOODMAN: So, congratulations on the Academy Award. You broke the news to RBG, to Ruth Bader Ginsburg?
JULIE COHEN: Yes, that’s correct. The justice’s office patched myself and my directing partner Betsy West into Justice Ginsburg’s home, where she’s recovering from her surgery from two cancerous nodules being removed on her lung, on the morning that the Oscar nominations were announced. The justice’s office patched us through to her home, and we got to break the news to her. It was terrific. She was quite enthusiastic. It’s hard to not seem—to be immodest, but she did say she felt that the nomination was eminently well deserved.
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