Ruth Bader Ginsburg leaves hospital after cancer surgery, Supreme Court says today

Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks at an event during the 2018 Sundance Film Festival in Park City Utah Jan. 21 2018

Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks at an event during the 2018 Sundance Film Festival in Park City Utah Jan. 21 2018

"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.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is working from her hospital bed as she recovers from cancer surgery, The Guardian reported.

"As testament to our nation's promise, the daughter and granddaughter of immigrants sits on the highest court in the land", she said.

The 85-year-old Ginsburg underwent surgery to remove the nodules last Friday.

Her health has anxious many major leftist media figures and celebrities amidst her treatment.

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.

Ginsburg will remain in the hospital for a few days, the court said. Scans showed no cancerous growth elsewhere, and no additional treatment is now planned.




Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is living up to her fame as a tireless worker that won't let anything-not even cancer-get in the way of doing what needs to get done.

Ginsburg's previous bouts with cancer were so long ago they're unlikely to be related, Giaccone said.

Why was she in hospital?

"If she doesn't need anything but the surgery, it is a very good sign", Lazar said.

Justices on the highest court in the U.S. serve for life or until they retire.

Ginsburg, who was appointed by president Bill Clinton in 1993, is one of four liberals on the nine-member court.

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