Justice Ginsburg Released From Hospital After Cancer Surgery

Good news for Notorious RBG.

It was just a few days ago that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent surgery to remove cancerous nodules from a lung, but the Supreme Court announced today that she has been released and sent home to recuperate:

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital Tuesday after undergoing surgery to remove cancerous lung nodules, court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said in a statement Wednesday.

Ginsburg, 85, is back at home recovering from the procedure, Arberg said. Her Christmastime discharge came the same day that a biopic about her, “On the Basis of Sex,” was released nationwide.

The justice was previously reported to be up and working after the surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

Ginsburg, already a two-time cancer survivor, had two growths excised from her left lung last week. The court said at the time that the disease had not spread to other parts of her body and no additional treatment was expected.

The fact that Ginsburg was released just four days after surgery is certainly a good sign that her recovery is proceeding quite well. At this rate, she should be able to join the court for the new round of oral argument on January 7th.

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  1. Mister Bluster says:

    My mother was a breast cancer survivor 30 years ago.
    She died in 2008 when she was 88.
    May Justice Ginsburg have a speedy recovery and may she work as long as she wishes as
    Our Great Charter allows her to do.

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  2. James Pearce says:

    Democrats: She’s been released from the hospital. She could live for another dozen years!

    Republicans: So…we should start talking to some people, huh?

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  3. KM says:

    @James Pearce:
    You know, Breyer’s only 5 years younger then her but you’re not suggesting”making plans” for him. And don’t try and pass off “well, she’s sick” – at his age, the odds are he will be too shortly.

    This is you, concern trolling without even bothering to note the other person who would help your case (Dems don’t plan for things – look at these two old folks!!). You are just being an asshat at this point. May karma not notice and decide to show you what it’s like on the other side of the trolling…..

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  4. James Pearce says:

    @KM:

    You know, Breyer’s only 5 years younger then her but you’re not suggesting”making plans” for him. And don’t try and pass off “well, she’s sick” – at his age, the odds are he will be too shortly.

    Yeah, it’s gonna get worse before it gets better. It might be 5 in a row.

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