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U.S. high court’s Ginsburg misses arguments after cancer surgery


U.S. high court's Ginsburg misses arguments after cancer surgeryJustice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Monday missed oral arguments for the first time since joining the U.S. Supreme Court in 1993 as the 85-year-old liberal jurist continues to recuperate from lung cancer surgery last month. Chief Justice John Roberts addressed Ginsburg’s absence before the first of the day’s two arguments in cases before the court, saying she was “unable to be present today.” Ginsburg instead will work from home and use the case briefs and argument transcripts to participate in the cases, court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said. It is not known whether Ginsburg will attend the court’s oral arguments in more cases on Tuesday and Wednesday.