Ruth Bader Ginsburg returns to US Supreme Court bench in public session

US Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is back on the Supreme Court bench, eight weeks after surgery for lung cancer.

In this December 15, 2018 photo, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg appears at an event organized by the Museum of the City of New York with WNET-TV held at the New York Academy of Medicine in New York. (AP Photo/Rebecca Gibian)

The 85-year-old justice walks unassisted to her seat beside Chief Justice John Roberts when the court begins its public session.

Ginsburg is wearing her customary black robe and ornamental collar.

She returned to the Supreme Court building on Friday for the first time since her surgery in December, but that was for the justices’ private conference. She also was captured on camera on Monday by the TMZ website walking through a Washington airport.

Ginsburg missed the court’s arguments in January as she recovered from the surgery. But the court said she participated in the court’s work during her absence.

— AP

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