Ruth Bader Ginsburg Released From Hospital After Surgery

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the eldest justice of the minority liberal faction on the US Supreme Court, left the hospital after an operation to remove cancerous nodules on her left lung, Court officials said Wednesday.

Ms Ginsburg, 85, had surgery to remove two cancerous nodules from her left lung in NY on Friday.

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.

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

In November, she fell and cracked three ribs.

Despite various health concerns, Ginsburg has never missed arguments.

If she did step down, President Donald Trump would have another opportunity to move a conservative court even more to the right.

No additional treatment is planned, according to an earlier statement from the Supreme Court. She previously fought pancreatic cancer and has had heart surgery. She became only the second female justice to serve on the bench, 12 years after Sandra Day O'Connor. Ginsburg was discharged from the hospital on Tuesday after undergoing lung surgery. She was hospitalized after a bad reaction to medicine in 2009. And there were already signs that her recovery was going smoothly.

Ginsburg is one of the four liberal members of the Supreme Court, and is somewhat of an icon among progressives.


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