Jan 11, 2019, 12:51 PM ET

Amid speculation, Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's recovery 'on track'

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's recovery from surgery to remove malignant nodules from her left lung is "on track," a Supreme Court spokesperson said Friday, but she will continue to work from home and miss oral arguments at the court next week.

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"Her recovery from surgery is on track. Post-surgery evaluation indicates no evidence of remaining disease, and no further treatment is required," said spokesperson Kathy Arberg.

In November, Ginsburg was hospitalized after suffering fractured ribs from a fall in her office at the court. Tests done during that trip to the hospital led to the incidental discovery of the nodules on her lung, which were removed in December.

PHOTO: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks at an event during the 2018 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, Jan. 21, 2018.Robin Marchant/Getty Images, FILE
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks at an event during the 2018 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, Jan. 21, 2018.

She was discharged less than a week after the pulmonary lobectomy, which she underwent at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, and was home on Christmas Day.

She didn't attend oral arguments immediately following the surgery, marking the first time she missed a scheduled public session due to illness in her career over a quarter of a decade on the high court bench, a court spokeswoman said.

The update from the court comes amid reports that the White House is looking into potential candidates for President Donald Trump to nominate to the court in the event Ginsburg retires.

ABC News' Devin Dwyer contributed reporting.

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  • IndependentThinking

    No one knows when one is going to die. Her health issues or not is her own personal business.

  • Enough Already

    RBG I hope you live another 100 years and help protect our rights from those who want to take them away from us

  • BD70

    The WH can stand down. RBG isn't retiring.

  • kobrakai6868

    First and foremost, RBG is going bury us all. If you believe in the theory of parallel universes, I can assure you that there is not a single alternate universe in which Donald Trump outlives Notorious RBG. Don’t even waste your time looking.

    That being said isn’t it time for Mitch McConnell to stand up and remind everybody that his grandest creation... the Frankenstein monster he crafted with his own three hands out of little more than some chicken wire, Elmer’s glue, old newspapers and single misquoted, out of context statement by Joe Biden... the Biden Rule... is now in effect. We are well under two years from the next presidential election so we no longer nominate Supreme Court justices because it would be unseemly, right Senator? Right??

  • Karla1953

    I differ with her on so many things but wish her nothing but the best. I too am going through a cancer recovery and am a bit younger than she. I know I am a pretty tough cookie but my health and being able to see my daughter(who is deployed in the ME right now)and her Grandkids is all that matters to me. Having said that she has to do what is correct for her.

  • Weazerdogg

    Trumpy's day just got worse.

  • Compassion4all

    My politics are vastly different from hers, but I wish her nothing but a speedy recovery, good health and many more days.

  • Prophet With Honor

    She'll stick it out if it has to become a Weekend at Bernies thing.

  • c0reDump

    She's tough. Hang in their Mrs. Ginsberg!

  • JuPMod

    If Trump thinks Ginsberg is going to retire with him still POTUS, he's out of his mind. She knows better than to allow Trump to put another puppet of his on the SCOTUS.

  • Joei

    Love her. Get well!

  • sg

    And now you know why McConnell is protecting Trump.