Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is up and working after a fall that broke her ribs

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is \up and working\ after a fall that broke her ribs
Justice Ginsburg up and working after breaking ribs, nephew says
Washington (CNN)Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital Friday after fracturing three ribs when she fell in her office earlier this week.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is “up and working” after being hospitalized with three rib fractures, her nephew said during a Thursday film premiere about his aunt’s career.

He was only narrowly confirmed after an extremely controversial and partisan confirmation process during which he angrily denied accusations of sexual assault from several women.

Daniel Stiepleman told Reuters in Los Angeles that Ginsburg was “doing great” following a fall a day earlier in her Supreme Court office.

She was admitted for treatment and observation, causing panic among supporters worried about her future on the court, where she leads a liberal minority of four justices.

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Ginsburg released from hospital after fracturing three ribs

“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.”

Ginsburg — who, at 85, is the oldest member of the top US court — fractured three ribs during a fall in her office on Wednesday night. Shes now working from home.

Ginsburg, 85, previously fractured two ribs in 2012 and had two prior bouts with cancer, among other health issues, but has yet to miss a day of oral arguments during her tenure on the court.

Stiepleman wrote the script for “On the Basis of Sex,” which details his aunt’s work as a young lawyer fighting for women’s equality.

The comedian also noted Ginsburg’s toughness and resiliency. In 1999, she was diagnosed with colon cancer and faced surgery, chemotherapy and radiation; 10 years later, she underwent surgery for pancreatic cancer – but never missed a day at the Court. “That’s badass,” Colbert said. “I once called in sick because I was gonna sneeze but then I didn’t sneeze, but I was like, ‘It’s gonna happen eventually.”

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The film details a landmark 1972 gender-based discrimination case in which Ginsburg and her tax attorney husband, Martin were involved.

“Well wishes are in order tonight for Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who is recovering from three broken ribs,” the former comedian said in his Jimmy Kimmel Live! monologue. “You see, this is what happens when you skateboard without a chest pad! You have to be careful … For obvious reasons, Ruth Bader Ginsburg is someone we need to protect at any cost. We need her to keep going for another, maybe, 80 years.”

The couple successfully represented Charles Moritz, a single man who was denied a $296 tax deduction because he was a male caregiver.

Film director Mimi Leder said the movie serves as an “origin story” of a justice who became a hero to U.S. liberals.

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“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 said.

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