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Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg sits during the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) naturalization ceremony at the New York Historical Society Museum and Library in Manhattan, New York, U.S., April 10, 2017. (REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton)


Ruth Bader Ginsburg already back at work after fracturing 3 ribs, nephew says

November 9, 2018

Yes! After a brief stay in a Washington, D.C., hospital for treatment of three fractured ribs, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is “doing great” and was back at work on Thursday, her nephew told Reuters.

Daniel Stiepleman, Ginsburg’s nephew who wrote the script for the feature film On the Basis of Sex, which chronicles the life of his iconic aunt, spoke about her recovery at the Los Angeles premiere for the film.

“The last I heard she was up and working, of course, because what else would she be doing, and cracking jokes,” he told Reuters. “I can’t promise they were good jokes, but they were jokes.” On Friday, a spokesperson for the Supreme Court confirmed Ginsburg had been released from the hospital, The Associated Press reported. Court spokesperson Kathleen Arberg said Ginsburg is “doing well and plans to work from home today.”

Ginsburg took a fall on Wednesday at her Supreme Court office, and, experiencing pain the following morning, was admitted to George Washington University hospital where doctors discovered the 85-year-old justice had suffered three fractured ribs. News of her injuries prompted many Twitter users to jokingly offer up their own ribs and other vital organs to keep her wellbeing in good standing. Ginsburg is a key liberal-leaning vote on the high court and has expressed her plans to remain on the bench for another five years.

At the premiere, the film’s director, Mimi Leder, said On the Basis of Sex serves as the “origin story” of woman who would go on to be the second-ever female Supreme Court justice and become a towering figure in the feminist movement.

“She is a woman who, like countless generations of women before her and since, withstood the subtle slights and overt discrimination of the culture around her,” Leder told the audience gathered at the screening. “She is a woman who changed that culture with her.”

Felicity Jones stars as a young Ginsburg in the film and Armie Hammer plays her husband. On the Basis of Sex opens nationwide on Christmas day. Watch the trailer for it below.

Read the full story at Reuters.


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