U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. ABA Journal file photo by Sam Kittner.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is returning to the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday for the first time since her surgery for lung cancer.

The court announced that 85-year-old Ginsburg will participate in the private conference in which justices review requests for certiorari, report CNBC and CNN.

Ginsburg had surgery Dec. 21 to remove two cancerous nodules from her left lung. There was no evidence the disease had spread. She missed oral arguments as she recovered, which was the first time she was absent from arguments for health reasons.

The justices return for oral arguments Tuesday. A court spokeswoman would not confirm for CNN that Ginsburg will attend the arguments. But the network says she is expected to be there.