Ruth Bader Ginsburg cancels events in Los Angeles, New York in wake of surgery

Ruth Bader Ginsburg cancels events in Los Angeles, New York in wake of surgery

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has canceled two upcoming events in Los Angeles and New York as she recovers from surgery in December that caused her to miss oral arguments at the Supreme Court earlier this month.

The 85-year-old jurist was scheduled to appear at Los Angeles' Skirball Cultural Center on Jan. 29. The 92nd Street Y in Manhattan also confirmed that a conversation between Ginsburg and financier David Rubenstein slated for Feb. 6 is being rescheduled.

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“Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg regrets that she is unable to attend the talk with David Rubenstein at 92Y on February 6,” the 92nd Street Y said in an email to The Hill. “She is curtailing travel and focusing on her work while recuperating from recent surgery.” 

Ginsburg missed two weeks of oral arguments at the Supreme Court following a December surgery to remove two cancerous nodules from her lower left lung. It was her first time missing arguments in over 25 years on the bench.

She has still participated in court cases this year by reading briefs at home.

“Post-surgery evaluation indicates no evidence of remaining disease, and no further treatment is required,” Supreme Court Spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said Friday.

Ginsburg has already survived two bouts with cancer in 1999 and 2009.