Supreme Court: Ginsburg discharged from hospital, 'doing well'

Supreme Court: Ginsburg discharged from hospital, 'doing well'
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The Supreme Court announced Friday morning that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had been discharged from the hospital after being treated for three fractured ribs. 

Ginsburg, 85, fell in her office Wednesday night and went home, but after experiencing discomfort overnight she called Supreme Court police to take her to the hospital early Thursday morning for treatment and observation. 


Supreme Court public information officer Kathy Arberg on Friday said Ginsburg is "doing well and plans to work from home today."

The Associated Press reported that Ginsburg has had health problems in the past. She broke two ribs in a fall in 2012, survived two bouts of cancer and had a stent implanted to open a blocked artery in 2014, according to the report.

The court's leading liberal was treated at George Washington University Hospital this week.

Ginsburg, who was appointed by Clinton in 1993, is the court’s oldest member.  She is three years older than Justice Anthony Kennedy, who retired in July.

In 2016, President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump conversation with foreign leader part of complaint that led to standoff between intel chief, Congress: report Pelosi: Lewandowski should have been held in contempt 'right then and there' Trump to withdraw FEMA chief nominee: report MORE called on Ginsburg to resign in a tweet after Ginsburg told The New York Times she doesn’t know what the world will be like with Donald Trump as president.

Trump said Ginsburg’s “mind is shot – resign!”

Ginsburg has said she is plans to serve another five years on the court

Updated at 11:42 a.m.