WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is missing arguments for the first time in more than 25 years as she recuperates from cancer surgery last month.
The court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said on Monday the 85-year-old Ginsburg is continuing to recuperate and work from home after doctors removed two cancerous growths from her left lung on Dec. 21.
Ginsburg was discharged from a New York hospital on Christmas day.
Ginsburg has had two previous cancer surgeries, one in 1999 and one in 2009, neither of which caused her to miss court sessions. She also has broken her ribs on at least two occasions.
The court said doctors found the growths on Ginsburg’s lung when she was being treated for fractured ribs she had suffered in a fall at her office on Nov. 7.