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Ruth Bader Ginsburg returns to bench after healing from cracked ribs

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg returned to the bench on Monday just weeks after suffering three cracked ribs in a fall.

The 85-year-old justice sat for the first oral arguments since she fell in her Supreme Court office on Nov. 7, according to ABC News.

After a brief hospital stay, Ginsburg returned to her office and to her vigorous workouts with her personal trainer just days later.

{mosads} She has not missed a single day of oral arguments in her 25 years on the court. In 2012, she cracked two ribs but did not miss any time in court. Ginsburg also survived two bouts of cancer.

The justice, who has been described as “tough as nails,” has become a pop culture icon in addition to being the oldest member of the Supreme Court.

After her fall, supporters nationwide jokingly offered to donate their ribs to her, highlighting concerns that she may not serve the remaining five years that she has promised.


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