Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was “up and working” on Thursday after she was hospitalized following a fall in her office that fractured three ribs, her nephew said.

Daniel Stiepleman told Reuters that his 85-year-old aunt was “doing great.”


“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.”

The Supreme Court justice was taken to George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C., on Thursday morning after she fell in her office, fracturing three ribs on her left side.

Her hospitalization came on the same day as a screening for a new film about her work entitled “On the Basis of Sex.”

Stiepleman wrote the script for the film depicting Ginsburg’s life as a young lawyer, arguing a landmark discrimination case in 1972.

Ginsburg was appointed by former President Clinton in 1993 and has since been the court’s leading voice on the left. She has become a symbol of legal progressiveness and has captivated young women and millennials.