Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg 'Up And Working' After Breaking Ribs

By Bill Galluccio

November 9, 2018

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg participates in a lecture September 26, 2018 at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC.

A few broken ribs haven't kept Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg from working. According to Reuters, the 85-year-old justice's nephew, Daniel Stiepleman, said that she hasn't missed a beat after being rushed to the hospital following a fall at her Supreme Court office on Wednesday. 

“The last I heard she was up and working, of course, because what else would she be doing, and cracking jokes,” he said. “I can’t promise they were good jokes but they were jokes.”

After Ginsburg fell, she remained at work and it was not until later in the day, after experiencing discomfort, that she went to the hospital where doctors discovered she had fractured three ribs. 

According to USA Today, Ginsburg was working hard from her hospital on Thursday night before being released on Friday morning. Her office announced that she "is doing well and plans to work from home."

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