Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg released from hospital after serious fall

Sergio Cunningham
November 10, 2018

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is reportedly recovering quickly from the fractured rib injury she sustained from a fall in her office, Reuters reported.

"I wish her well". Court spokesperson Kathy Arberg said Ginsburg "is doing well and plans to work from home" on Friday.

"I'm now 85", Ginsburg said. "For the court, it could be - I don't even want to contemplate that".

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Ginsburg's fall meant that she missed the largely ceremonial swearing in of new Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who repeated the judicial oath Thursday in front of Trump and other government officials following a divisive confirmation process, during which he faced multiple allegations of sexual misconduct.

Celebrated in popular culture as the "notorious RBG" and at age 85 the court's oldest justice, Ginsburg is a liberal stalwart who has said she will not retire as long as she feels she can do the work.

Bader Ginsburg has battled multiple health issues in the past, her most recent being a blocked artery in 2014 during which she underwent a procedure to have a stent implanted. She also was hospitalized after a bad reaction to medicine in 2009. In the early Obama years, progressive activists were hoping she would announce her retirement so that the former president could replace her with an equally liberal judge. Now that President Trump sits in the oval office and Republicans control the Senate, Ginsburg will likely stay on until well past 2020.

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