Supreme Court Justice and left-wing superstar Ruth Bader Ginsburg is still recovering from her fall last week, and will miss another day of court.
The fall led to wide speculation that Ginsburg’s days on the bench may be coming to close.
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Ginsburg, 85, went to the hospital for observation and treatment after she experienced discomfort overnight following her fall Nov. 7. She remained in the hospital for a day, causing her to miss the official investiture ceremony of Justice Brett Kavanaugh on Nov. 8.
“Justice Ginsburg will not be on the Bench this morning for the non-argument session. She continues to improve and is working from home this morning,” Supreme Court public information officer Kathy Arberg said in a statement Tuesday.
Cracked ribs, which can take up to six weeks to heal in most cases, can become a major cause for concern if they puncture the lungs. Although the court did not elaborate on the justice’s diagnosis and treatment, Ginsburg’s speedy release from the hospital could be a sign that there were few complications.
Ginsburg, the oldest justice on the panel of nine, has a reputation as the star of the high court’s liberal minority wing. Liberal activists and legal scholars alike worried about her health after the fall. Ginsburg already has had cancer and undergone heart surgery.