RBG Out of Hospital and 'Doing Great'

The Supreme Court justice fractured three ribs
By Luke Roney,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 9, 2018 5:24 PM CST
RBG Out of Hospital and 'Doing Great'
A woman wears a shirt with a likeness of US Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she checks returns at an election night party for Democrats in Washington.   (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

(Newser) – Ruth Bader Ginsburg is on the mend after falling and fracturing three ribs. Her nephew, Daniel Stiepleman, said Thursday that the 85-year-old Supreme Court Justice was “up and working” and “doing great,” adding that she’s cracking jokes, Reuters reports. Stiepleman, who wrote the script for a film about Ginsburg’s time as a young lawyer, provided an update on his aunt’s condition during a premiere of the film, On the Basis of Sex. Regarding the aforementioned wisecracks, Stiepleman tells Reuters, “I can’t promise they were good jokes, but they were jokes.” Ginsburg was discharged from the hospital Friday, ABC reports, with a Supreme Court spokeswoman saying, “She is doing well.”

On social media, many people have chimed in with words of support for Ginsburg, who is one of four left-leaning justices remaining on the court. Others, hoping that President Trump will have the opportunity to appoint a third justice to the court, have offered tongue-in-check wishes that she have a speedy recovery and enjoyable retirement. Trump is among Ginsburg’s well-wishers, CNN reports. He also referenced comments Ginsburg made about him in 2016 and later apologized for (“He’s a faker,” among other unflattering things), saying, “I wouldn't say she's exactly on my side, but I wish her well I hope she gets better and I hope she serves on the Supreme Court for many years.” (Here’s candidate Trump’s take on Ginsburg.)

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