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Professor Suzanne Reynolds offers Justice Ginsburg support

Wake Forest University School of Law Professor Suzanne Reynolds was featured in an interview on Winston-Salem’s local NBC affiliate WXII regarding U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s hospitalization and surgery for pancreatic cancer.

“I’m devastated. A number of us at Wake Forest are," Reynolds said. "We wish for her a speedy, complete recovery. She’s very tiny, but underneath she is a very strong woman. Justice Ginsburg is going to be with us for many years."

In 2008, Reynolds co-taught a comparative constitutional law class in Venice with Ginsburg, who served as a guest teacher as part of the law school’s study abroad program. In 2005, Ginsburg visited Wake Forest as part of the law school’s "A Conversation With …" series, which brings speakers to campus to tell their stories. Reynolds interviewed Ginsburg about her life and career.

Ginsburg is the only woman currently serving on the U.S. Supreme Court and only the second woman to serve on the high court. She was appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1993.

In 1999, Ginsburg underwent surgery for colorectal cancer and had chemotherapy for eight months without missing a day on the bench. On Feb. 5, she was hospitalized at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center for surgery relating to pancreatic cancer. While pancreatic cancer has an extremely high mortality rate, her doctors have said they are optimistic since Ginsburg’s tumor was discovered at an early stage.