Ruth Bader Ginsburg Released From Hospital Following Cancer Surgery

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"Justice Ginsburg was discharged from the hospital (Tuesday) and is recuperating at home", said Kathy Arberg, public information officer for the Supreme Court, in an email to reporters on Wednesday.

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

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.

Her tough spirit extends to her exercise regime - and her trainer Bryant Johnson told PEOPLE that medical setbacks did not deter her from staying fit.

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If she were unable to continue serving, Donald Trump could replace her with a conservative, further shifting the court to the right.

Ginsburg has served on the court for 25 years and is only the second female justice to ever sit on the court, following Sandra Day O'Connor. She underwent surgery for colorectal cancer in 1999 and was treated for early stages of pancreatic cancer in 2009. At 85, Ginsburg is the oldest justice on the bench. Justice Ginsburg is resting comfortably and is expected to remain in the hospital for a few days.

Arberg said in a statement Friday that no other growths were found in scans before the procedure and that no additional treatment was planned.

Despite her health problems, Ginsburg has never missed arguments.

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