Ginsburg misses Supreme Court arguments for first time ever after cancer surgery

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is missing arguments for the first time in her 25-year tenure on the US Supreme Court in the aftermath of surgery to remove cancer from her lungs.

Ginsburg was not on the bench as the court met Monday to hear arguments. It was not clear when she would return to the court, which will hear more cases on Tuesday and Wednesday, and again next week.

In this photo from November 30, 2018, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the Supreme Court Building in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said the 85-year-old justice is continuing to recuperate and work from home after doctors removed two cancerous growths from her left lung on December 21.

Ginsburg was discharged from a New York hospital on December 25.

— with JTA

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