Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Released From Hospital

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Released From Hospital

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Released From Hospital

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NY treated Ginsburg on Friday for two cancerous nodules on her left lung.

The 85-year-old judge, popularly known by her initials RBG, underwent a pulmonary lobectomy at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NY.

"Post-surgery, there was no evidence of any remaining disease", the court added.

"Justice Ginsburg was discharged from the hospital yesterday and is recuperating at home", Kathy Arberg, public information officer for the Supreme Court, told reporters in an email Wednesday.

The cancer was initially discovered after Ginsburg fell and fractured three ribs in November. The Supreme Court is set to meet again on January 7.

Ginsburg will remain in the hospital for a few days, the court said.

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Why was she in hospital?

Ginsburg has been treated for cancer twice - undergoing surgery for colorectal cancer in 1999 and for pancreatic cancer in 2009.

She was the second woman ever to serve on the court, after Sandra Day O'Connor and has been a lifelong advocate for women's rights.

Last week, she also reportedly voted against President Donald Trump's proposed asylum restrictions from her hospital bed, while recovering from her lung surgery. Felicity Jones now stars as a young Ginsburg in the biopic "On the Basis of Sex".

The liberal justice was appointed to the court by Bill Clinton in 1993.

Ginsburg has never missed high court arguments despite her variety of health issues.

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