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Supreme Court Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg was discharged from the hospital following cancer surgery and is recuperating at home, a court spokeswoman has announced.

The 85-year-old had surgery to remove two cancerous nodules from her left lung in New York on December 21.

The Notorious RBG, who is the most senior justice on the Supreme Court’s liberal wing, has previously had surgery to treat colon cancer and pancreatic cancer.

Supreme Court judges serve for life or until they retire.

Supporters of Ruth Bader Ginsburg have expressed concern that if anything happened to her, she could be replaced by a conservative justice.

Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said in a statement: “Justice Ginsburg was discharged from the hospital yesterday [December 25] and is recuperating at home.”

According to an earlier statement released by the court, the malignant nodules were initially discovered when Ruth Bader Ginsburg broke three ribs in November.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Fractures Three Ribs in Fall

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg admits she was not sober at State of the Union address

Both were successfully removed at New York’s Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and afterwards “there was no evidence of any remaining disease”, it added.

No further treatment is planned.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993 by President Bill Clinton.

She had previously focused her work on women’s rights and started the first law journal dedicated to the topic.

Some of her legal opinions, coupled with her refusal to step down during the Obama era, have seen her gain popularity in some quarters.

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has fractured three ribs in a fall on November 7, the court says.

The fall happened in her office at the Supreme Court in Washington.

The 85-year-old went home but was in discomfort and went to George Washington University hospital on November 8, a statement said.

Tests showed that Ruth Bader Ginsburg had fractured three ribs on her left side and she has been admitted for observation and treatment.

It meant that the most senior justice on the court’s liberal wing was not present for November 8 investiture of Brett Kavanaugh, whose appointment led to protests following allegations of assault.

Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment, confirmed last month by the Senate, restores the nine-member court’s conservative majority. The court has the final say on issues such as abortion, gun control and voting rules.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg admits she was not sober at State of the Union address

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President Donald Trump, who nominated Brett Kavanaugh and described the claims against him as a “hoax”, attended his investiture.

On Twitter, many were quick to offer Ruth Bader Ginsburg assistance in the form of extra ribs and human shields to ensure she made it through the Trump presidency.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993 by President Bill Clinton. She had previously focused her work on women’s rights and started the first law journal dedicated to the topic.

The liberal justice has survived cancer and in 2012 cracked two ribs in a fall at her home.

Some of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s legal opinions, coupled with her refusal to step down during the Obama era, have seen her gain popularity in some quarters and earned her the nickname Notorious RBG.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the subject of both a recent documentary, RBG, and a forthcoming feature film, On the Basis of Sex, in which she is played by actress Felicity Jones. The feature film is about a landmark Supreme Court case in which Ruth Bader Ginsburg argued for fathers’ rights and against gender discrimination.

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has admitted she was not sober at the president’s State of the Union address.

“I wasn’t 100% sober,” Ruth Bader Ginsburg said at an event with fellow Justice Antonin Scalia.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg said she “couldn’t resist the fine wine” at the dinner which traditionally brings together some of the court’s justices before the speech.

At 81, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the oldest serving judge on the Supreme Court.

She was asked about the incident by the moderator at an event at George Washington University on February 13.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was repeatedly pictured slumbering in her chair as President Barack Obama addressed the joint session of Congress in the House of Representatives on January 20.Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg admits she was not sober at State of the Union address

“The audience for the most part is awake, but they’re bobbing up and down all the time. And we sit there as stone-faced, sober judges. But we’re not.

“At least I wasn’t 100% sober when we went to the State of the Union,” Ruth Bader Ginsburg said, provoking audience laughter.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said she had vowed to stick to sparkling water after dozing at the speech in past years, but was unable to resist the lure of a “very fine California wine” brought by Justice Anthony Kennedy.

“In the end, the dinner was so delicious it needed wine,” she said.

“Well, that’s the first intelligent thing you’ve done,” quipped Justice Antonin Scalia.

Former Justice David Souter used to give her a pinch when he spotted the warning signs in years gone by, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said, but the judges beside her this time were “more timid”.

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