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Ruth Bader Ginsburg is missing a Supreme Court hearing for the first time ever

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg hasn't missed an oral argument in her 25 years on the bench — until today.

The 85-year-old justice is still recovering from her Dec. 21 surgery to remove two cancerous growths from her lungs. So she'll miss Monday's oral arguments and instead follow along via transcripts, The Washington Post's Robert Barnes reports.

Ginsburg was hospitalized and quickly returned to work after a fall in early November, though she missed the arrival of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Testing after the fall revealed the two nodes on her lungs. Ginsburg was released five days after the surgery, and has since been resting at home, the Supreme Court said at the time.

Ginsburg previously survived colon cancer in 1999 and pancreatic cancer in 2009. Until Monday, she'd never missed an oral argument since her appointment in 1993.