Ruth Bader Ginsburg Released From Hospital After Surgery

"Post-surgery, there was no evidence of any remaining disease", the court added.

Kathy Arberg, public information officer for the Supreme Court, confirmed that Ginsburg was sent home from the hospital in an email to CNN on Wednesday morning. She just recently resumed a public schedule after being hospitalized for observation and treatment after fracturing three ribs following a fall in her office on November 7.

The court will meet next on January 7.

Ginsburg, one of the court's nine justices, broke three ribs in a fall last month.

Ginsburg has had two previous bouts with cancer.

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"Today, you join more than 20 million current citizens born in other lands who chose, as you have, to make the United States of America their home", Ginsburg said.

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. Scans showed no cancerous growth elsewhere, and no additional treatment is now planned. She was hospitalized after a bad reaction to medicine in 2009. She previously fought pancreatic cancer and has had heart surgery.

She has said she would like to continue serving on the high court until she's 90. This year she was the subject of an award-winning documentary and a fictionalized biopic starring Felicity Jones. Both she and the next-oldest, Justice Stephen Breyer, 80, were appointed by Democratic President Bill Clinton in the 1990s.

Ginsburg, despite the health issues, has never missed oral arguments.

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