SAN FRANCISCO — Chief Justice Malcolm M. Lucas returned to his office at the state Supreme Court on Monday, nearly six weeks after successful surgery to remove a malignant growth from his colon.
A court spokeswoman said the 60-year-old chief justice was "hard at work" full time "and feels fine." Among other things, Lucas was preparing for the court's regular monthly oral argument calendar, to be heard next week.
After the operation July 22, Lucas recuperated at home, working part time on court business but canceling a vacation he had planned to take during the latter part of August, Lynn Holton, the court public information officer, said.
"He ended up resting at home," she said.
A few days ago, Lucas dropped by court offices here, checking informally on several matters, Holton said. While Lucas was absent, other justices rotated as acting chief justice.