U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital Friday morning, a day after she was admitted for treatment of three broken ribs, the court announced.
Ginsburg is “doing well and plans to work from home today,” court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said in an email to reporters.
The 85-year-old justice fell in her chambers at the court on Wednesday, and went to George Washington University Hospital early Thursday morning after feeling discomfort. She has broken ribs before, and has bounced back after two bouts with cancer in the past.
According to a Reuters report, Ginsburg was joking and working while at the hospital. Her nephew Daniel Stiepleman said, “The last I heard she was up and working, of course, because what else would she be doing, and cracking jokes. I can’t promise they were good jokes but they were jokes.”
Stiepleman gave his report on Ginsburg’s health at the Hollywood premiere of “On the Basis of Sex,” a movie about Ginsburg’s women’s rights work in the 1970s. Stiepleman wrote the script for the film.
In her past bouts with illness, Ginsburg has managed not to be absent for oral arguments at the court. The court is in recess until Nov. 26. She joined the court in 1993.