Ruth Bader Ginsburg is out of hospital after cancer surgery

Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks at an event during the 2018 Sundance Film Festival in Park City Utah Jan. 21 2018

Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks at an event during the 2018 Sundance Film Festival in Park City Utah Jan. 21 2018

Ginsburg, 85, had two cancerous nodules removed from her left lung on Friday at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg appears at an event in NY earlier this month, days before undergoing surgery for early stage lung cancer.

"Justice Ginsburg was discharged from the hospital yesterday and is recuperating at home", Kathy Arberg said in a statement. The nodules were found after Ginsburg fractured three ribs in November.

The Supreme Court is set to hear its next arguments on January 7.

Actor Jim Carrey insinuated that Ginsburg was the last stand before injustice ruled the court. The nodules were found as part of the tests the justice underwent after the fall, Arberg said.

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The operation last week marks Ginsburg's third cancer fight.

Ginsburg's health has been the subject of public concern since the justice is a prominent progressive voice on the bench. She survived pancreatic cancer thanks to an early diagnosis in 2009, and in 1999 underwent surgery, chemotherapy and radiation for colon cancer.

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Why was she in hospital?

Ginsburg, appointed by the Democratic president Bill Clinton in 1993, is also the senior liberal member of the court, which has a 5-4 conservative majority.

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