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.
"Justice Ginsburg was discharged from the hospital yesterday [25 December] and is recuperating at home", Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said in a statement.
Ginsburg, 85, had two cancerous nodules removed from her left lung Friday at Memorial Sloan Kettering hospital in NY.
Ginsburg was hospitalized last month after a fall in her office on November 7, in which she fractured three ribs.
Shortly after her surgery, Ginsburg cast a decisive vote in a 5-4 decision that blocked the Trump administration from prohibiting people from seeking asylum if they cross the border illegally.
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The Supreme Court justice underwent treatment for colorectal cancer in 1999 and was treated for pancreatic cancer in 2009. She was attended at the at Memorial Sloan Kettering hospital in NY.
Ginsburg, who was appointed by president Bill Clinton in 1993, is one of four liberals on the nine-member court. Doctors said she's likely to have a full recovery, unless she faces complications.
The justices are scheduled to hear their next round of arguments on 7 January.