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Justice Ginsburg discharged from hospital and working from home

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks before naturalizing 200 candidates for U.S. citizenship in New York on April 10, 2018. Ginsburg was hospitalized on Thursday morning, Nov. 8, 2018, with three broken ribs after falling in her office Wednesday evening, a spokeswoman said. (Chang W. Lee/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)

WASHINGTON - Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was discharged from the hospital and planned to work from home on Friday, a day after being admitted with three fractured ribs, a court spokeswoman said.

"Justice Ginsburg has been discharged from the hospital," Kathleen Arberg said in a statement. "She is doing well and plans to work from home today."

Ginsburg, 85, was admitted to George Washington University Hospital early Thursday morning for observation and treatment.

A statement from the court said Ginsburg fell in her office Wednesday but returned home. She went to the hospital early Thursday after "experiencing discomfort overnight."

Tests showed that she fractured three ribs on her left side, the statement said.

Ginsburg has persevered on the bench despite several health issues, including scares from both colon and pancreatic cancer, and a heart procedure in which she received a stent in her right coronary artery.

She has also broken ribs on at least two previous occasions. In one of those episodes, in 2012, Ginsburg disclosed to a reporter that she had cracked two ribs in a fall but did not take time off because of the court's heavy workload.


This article was written by John Wagner, a reporter for The Washington Post.