Following a successful surgery to remove two cancerous growths from her lung, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital Tuesday, Kathy Arberg, a court spokeswomen said in a statement, Wednesday.

On the same day that a biopic about her life, On The Basis of Sex hit theaters nationwide Ginsburg, now 85, was being released from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

Already a two-time cancer survivor, Ginsberg was previously reported to be up and working after her initial surgery when she helped to narrowly uphold a lower court decision to block a Trump administration policy to restrict asylum.



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Ginsburg is expected to return January 7, along with the rest of the court after its winter break. The cancerous growths were first detected following treatment for a fall the justice took last month.

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