Ruth Bader Ginsburg out of hospital after fall
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg out of hospital after fall

The US Supreme Court Justice is ‘doing well’ and working from home after breaking three ribs

US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks after the screening of 'RBG,' the documentary about her, in Jerusalem, Thursday, July 5, 2018.  (AP Photo/Caron Creighton)
US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks after the screening of 'RBG,' the documentary about her, in Jerusalem, Thursday, July 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Caron Creighton)

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court said Friday that 85-year-old Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is home after being released from the hospital. She had been admitted for treatment and observation after fracturing three ribs in a fall.

The court said Ginsburg was released Friday. Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg says she is “doing well” and working from home.

The court had previously said the justice fell in her office at the court on Wednesday evening and went to George Washington University Hospital in Washington early Thursday after experiencing discomfort overnight.

Ginsburg has had a series of health problems. She broke two ribs in a fall in 2012. She has had two prior bouts with cancer and had a stent implanted to open a blocked artery in 2014. She also was hospitalized after a bad reaction to medicine in 2009.

Appointed by president Bill Clinton in 1993, Ginsburg rebuffed suggestions from some liberals that she should step down in the first two years of president Barack Obama’s second term, when Democrats also controlled the Senate and would have been likely to confirm her successor.

She already has hired clerks for the term that extends into 2020, indicating she has no plans to retire.

Ginsburg, who is Jewish, leads the court’s liberal wing.

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