Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital today after having a heart stent implanted to clear a blocked artery, a Supreme Court spokeswoman says. The 81-year-old jurist was sent home and was expected to be at work when the court hears its next round of oral arguments on Monday, the rep notes. She says that Ginsburg's procedure came after a blockage was discovered in her right coronary artery.
Ginsburg has had a series of health problems, including colorectal cancer in 1999 and pancreatic cancer in 2009. The leader of the court's liberal wing has for years been fending off questions about whether she should retire and give a Democratic president a chance to name her successor. But the court's oldest justice has not missed any time on the job since joining the high court. (Read more Ruth Bader Ginsburg stories.)