Ruth Bader Ginsburg Released From Hospital After Surgery

Saul Bowman
December 27, 2018

The court said last week that "both nodules removed during surgery were found to be malignant on initial pathology evaluation" but that "there was no evidence of any remaining disease" after the surgery.

"Justice Ginsburg was discharged from the hospital yesterday and is recuperating at home", Kathleen Arberg, a public information officer for the Supreme Court, confirmed to Variety via email.

The court is slated to resume its work on January 7, 2019.

In August of this year, she broke three ribs in a fall in her office, and was hospitalized overnight for observation but returned to work as soon as the court opened its session at the beginning of September.

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The projected date of Ginsburg's discharge from the hospital and her return to the court are unknown at this time. "Even this, she is going through this, she asked me, 'When can we go back to training?' " he said.

Why was she in hospital?

Ginsburg, the court's oldest justice and a previous two-time cancer survivor, reportedly worked from the hospital Sunday following her surgery. This year she was the subject of an award-winning documentary and a fictionalized biopic starring Felicity Jones. Ginsburg, appointed by the Democratic president Bill Clinton in 1993, is also the senior liberal member of the court, which has a 5-4 conservative majority.

Despite the heath concerns, Ginsburg, sometimes referred to as "the Notorious RBG", has not missed any arguments at the court.

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