As Chief Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been facing numerous health issues, she made a public appearance Monday morning at the court for a brief session. She stepped up to the bench unassisted, and was helped down by Justice Clarence Thomas, which has become customary in the past few months.
The 86-year-old justice missed a day of oral arguments last week due to a stomach bug, according to a court spokesperson. She was back on Friday to meet with her colleagues and discuss which new cases to hear.
The latest of her health issues was addressed in August, undergoing radiation therapy for pancreatic cancer.
Ginsburg was appointed in 1993 by President Bill Clinton.