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Ginsburg to Miss Oral Arguments for First Time

January 7, 2019

Ruth Bader Ginsburg will miss oral arguments on Monday for the first time as the Supreme Court Justice recovers from surgery to remove cancerous nodules from her left lung.

Ginsburg, at 85 the oldest member of the Court, is recovering from surgery on December 21 at to remove the lesions. Doctors found no further evidence of remaining cancerous growths, and they discharged her from Memorial Sloan Kettering hospital in New York City on December 25.

Justice Ginsburg has never before missed an argument. While recovering, she will participate in cases using transcripts. It is unknown when she will return to the bench.

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