Published: Sat, November 10, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Matthew Castillo

Ginsburg 'Up And Working' From Hospital After Injury From Fall

Ginsburg 'Up And Working' From Hospital After Injury From Fall

"I can't promise they were good jokes but they were jokes". The 85-year-old justice had been up and working in her hospital room since Thursday.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been released from the hospital days after a nasty fall left her with three fractured ribs.

In her absence, the court went ahead Thursday with a courtroom ceremony welcoming new Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who joined the court last month.

"Ginsburg has had a series of health problems", reports AP.

After falling at her office on Wednesday, Bader Ginsburg returned to her home but experienced discomfort overnight, Arberg told the Associated Press.

The Supreme Court's oldest justice, Ginsburg has previously survived two forms of cancer and a heart procedure to have a stent placed in her right coronary artery. She was held for observation and treatment, and is expected to make a full recovery.

Ginsburg, who was appointed by president Bill Clinton in 1993, was the second woman to be named to the nation's highest court. "I hope she gets better and I hope she serves on the Supreme Court for many, many years".

She is now the oldest judge on the bench but seemingly has no plans to retire, as she has already hired law clerks for the term that extends into 2020.

As one of four liberal justices on the nine-member court, her loss would give US President Donald Trump another opportunity to reinforce its conservative tilt.

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