Ginsburg due back at work on Monday
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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader GinsburgJudge Judy on expanding Supreme Court: 'It's a dumb idea' Court watchers buzz about Breyer's possible retirement Five hot-button issues Biden didn't mention in his address to Congress MORE is expected back at work early next week after undergoing a medical procedure to implant a heart stent, her spokesperson told The Associated Press.


"She expects to be on the bench on Monday," Kathy Arberg said. The justices are scheduled to hear oral arguments on Monday.

Arberg told the news service that Ginsburg was released from MedStar Washington Hospital Center on Thursday.

The Supreme Court released a statement late Wednesday saying that the 81-year-old justice underwent “a coronary catheterization procedure … to place a stent in her right coronary artery.”

Ginsburg experienced “discomfort during routine exercise (on Tuesday night) and was taken to the hospital. She is resting comfortably,” the statement revealed.

The medical procedure comes just weeks after Democrats lost control in midterm elections that saw Republicans gain more seats in the House.

Some liberals have called on Ginsburg to step down so she could be replaced by a younger justice who holds her values. But in an interview earlier this year, Bader Ginsburg said that she has no intention of retiring from the highest court in the nation.

--This report was updated at 11:22 a.m.