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UPDATE: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Released From Hospital

UPDATE: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Released From Hospital

She’s tackling work in her hospital room.

*UPDATE* Ginsburg has left the hospital after she broke three ribs when she fell at her office. The Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said that Ginsburg “is doing well and plans to work from home today.”

*From earlier today…

Nothing can stop Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg! She remains hospitalized after a fall broke three ribs, but her nephew said that the Notorious RBG is up and working today. From Reuters:

“The last I heard she was up and working, of course, because what else would she be doing, and cracking jokes,” her nephew Daniel Stiepleman said at the premiere of the film “On the Basis of Sex”, about a gender-based discrimination case Ginsburg tried as a young lawyer in 1972.

“I can’t promise they were good jokes but they were jokes,” said Stiepleman, who wrote the script for the film with input from the justice herself.

Ginsburg, who made her name as an advocate for women’s rights, is one of four liberals sitting on the court, to which she was appointed in 1993 by then President Bill Clinton.

The court’s 5-4 conservative majority was restored last month when the Senate confirmed Republican President Donald Trump’s appointee Brett Kavanaugh after a contentious nomination process in which Kavanaugh denied a sexual assault allegation from his youth.

Ginsburg went home after the fall but experienced discomfort overnight and went to George Washington University Hospital on Thursday morning, court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said in a statement.

Tests showed Ginsburg fractured three ribs on her left side and she was admitted for observation and treatment, Arberg added. The court is due to hear its next arguments on Nov. 26.

Keeping RBG in my thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery. Falls and breaking any bone is not good for someone at her age.


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That’s great to hear. I hope I have that determination and drive at her age.

Wishing her a speedy recovery that is as pain free as possible. I have had broken ribs before and it SUUUUCCCKKKSSS and hurts like hell. I would not wish that on my ex-wife.

    RITaxpayer in reply to Gremlin1974. | November 9, 2018 at 10:45 am

    Been there. Done that. Every inhale hurts.

    tom_swift in reply to Gremlin1974. | November 9, 2018 at 8:54 pm

    Recovery would be good.

    Abandoning the embarrassing pretense that she can do the job would be even better.

    The basic concept of retirement is not just a custom to free a person from a job; it’s also a mechanism to free the job from the person so that it doesn’t dwindle and die with him.

      notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to tom_swift. | November 9, 2018 at 10:34 pm

      71 Theory: The more stories about how awesome RBG is doing is actually a sign that she is not doing well at all. They are trying to ramp up the “shock” about her dying.
      Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at November 09, 2018 11:21 AM (wGbBR) Ace of Spades

so….working while drugged I bet..

Hoping for the best.

Uh-huh. Getting pretty close to Woodrow Wilson territory.

depending on your POV & outlook on life, this is either good news or bad.

if she’s still in the hospital, rather that at home, they are likely worried about various possible complications, which would seem to indicate that she’s not all that strong or stable.

it also increases her risk of exposure to pneumonia.

either issue could kill her.

make of that what you will.

    Ragspierre in reply to redc1c4. | November 9, 2018 at 1:48 pm

    Did you miss that she’s NOT in the hospital anymore?

      redc1c4 in reply to Ragspierre. | November 9, 2018 at 2:35 pm

      LOL… i knew you were slow, but really?

      “*From earlier today…”
      “She’s tackling work in her hospital room.”
      “She remains hospitalized…”

      “Ginsburg has left the hospital…”

      reading is fundamental.
      comprehension is key.
      context is everything.


      thanks for playing, but next time, bring your A game and your shine box.


        Ragspierre in reply to redc1c4. | November 9, 2018 at 3:06 pm

        Time stamps are a key. You should try them.

          redc1c4 in reply to Ragspierre. | November 9, 2018 at 3:22 pm

          denial of reality is the refuge of liars, weak minds, scoundrels, trolls and other assorted Democrats…

          ’tis a pity that a grasp of plain English is beyond your reach.

          redc1c4 in reply to Ragspierre. | November 9, 2018 at 3:24 pm

          PS: before you get overly excited, i “updinged” you by accident, so you’re actually at minus 1 for that pathetic attempt at a comeback.

I hope Justice Thomas is as durable. May he live and work past his century mark!

    3525Tex in reply to Ragspierre. | November 9, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    I love and admire Thomas, and think he has been superb as a Justice.

    But, perhaps he should consider retiring in the next 2 years, so he doesn’t make the same mistake that Ginsburg made, when she didn’t retire while Obama had an obeisant Senate, and now Ginsburg is trying to stay until a DEM is elected POTUS.

    If Trump is defeated in 2020, which sadly could happen, Thomas would have to stay on for who knows how long?


      thalesofmiletus in reply to 3525Tex. | November 9, 2018 at 1:12 pm

      Yes, Thomas is 70 and should retire once the new Senate is seated. Trump can then replace him with a 50 yo. There’s no telling when or if another GOP president will sit in the WH past 2020.

      Ragspierre in reply to 3525Tex. | November 9, 2018 at 1:15 pm

      Thomas would be hard to replace. The man is one of the finest Supremes in history. His influence on the court is far from being understood. An amazing man.

I question the timing of this incident. What better way to stir up Democrats right as they’re counting votes in tight races in a few states for senator.

Ginsburg is camping her seat on the United States Supreme Court for political reasons. She is medically unfit to serve on the court but refuses to step down because her replacement would be picked by the GOP.

She is denying the Executive and Legislative branch the powers expressly granted by United States Constitution. She is disenfranchising some 63 million Americans who voted for Trump and gave control of the United States Senate TWICE now for the purpose of confirming Justices to the Supreme Court, in violation of her oath to faithfully discharge the functions of her office.

And she is suffering physical pain as a result? Good.

    Ragspierre in reply to Fen. | November 9, 2018 at 1:53 pm


    How many cause>>>effect disjunctions CAN you try (pitifully) to pack into one comment…???

      The proper term is Disjunction Fallacy, and you probably shouldn’t avoid using it until you have finished struggling with the definition “metaphor”.

      Odd how you always White Knight for liberals.

      Odd how you always respond with personal attacks.

      Millhouse would have poked a dozen holes in my statement. But you’re not half as smart, so you sling poo instead.

        Fen in reply to Fen. | November 9, 2018 at 3:18 pm


        …you probably SHOULD avoid using it

        And a simple question Rags:

        If you are medically unfit to perform your duties, should you resign your position? For example, if Ginsburg cannot remain conscious for oral arguments, should she step down?

        Yes or no?

          Ragspierre in reply to Fen. | November 9, 2018 at 5:57 pm

          Straw man.

          Shadow5 in reply to Fen. | November 9, 2018 at 5:58 pm

          Not taking sides in your debate, but the problem with your question is: Is she lucid enough to recognize her own shortcomings. That and the only alternative constitutionally set forward as a remedy is impeachment.

          Ragspierre in reply to Fen. | November 9, 2018 at 6:43 pm

          There would also be the word of his/her colleagues, advising him/her of whatever they’d seem that gave them concern, along with family, friends, etc.

    Gremlin1974 in reply to Fen. | November 9, 2018 at 5:08 pm

    I’ll go for a hole poke here. The term for a justice in spelled out in the constitution, “lifetime”, no other caveats and she is still alive.

    Valerie in reply to Fen. | November 9, 2018 at 8:29 pm

    Judges stay in office because they have one of the most fun jobs in the world. The surroundings are calm, cool and quiet. The work is intellectually challenging. They love to work on the problems presented, and to argue them back and forth. They are surrounded by young people who adore them and surprise them, from time to time.

    Milhouse in reply to Fen. | November 11, 2018 at 2:46 am

    Ridiculous. She is doing her job. Even if she dozes off at oral arguments, that’s only a tiny fraction of the job, and she can read the transcript.

    The constitution does not grant the Executive and Legislative branch any power of which she is depriving them. They do not have the power to fill a vacancy that doesn’t exist.

Hillary Clinton called President Trump and said, “Mr. President, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg just died. And, I want to take her place.”

Trump thought for a moment then replied,”Well it’s okay with me, if it’s okay with the Funeral Home.”

They are playing the same game Marshall played. She holds the seat and the clerks do all the work.

DieJustAsHappy | November 9, 2018 at 3:09 pm

After today, the next Conference of the Justices is Friday, November 16. The following week has nothing on the calendar for the Court except the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Then, the next week has three days of hearing arguments and another Conference on Friday the 30th.

What with working at home, the Justice may miss little. Considering her past medical history, she seems to be quite resilient.

The thing is, RBG fell for a reason. Did she have a small stroke, perhaps?

RBG is busy studying the “progressive” Constitution of South Africa, its legal embrace of racism, sexism, political congruence (“=”), and selective-child, as forward-looking memes.

How does one fall and break 3 ribs without breaking something else? Like wrists or arms in a defensive effort? Or something on the legs or hips? Seems odd to me.

Woodrow Wilson. He was the fellow who had his wife put the pen in his hand and sign things. Democrat-racists horrible person, masquerading as our intellectual and moral superior.

The ambassador from Britain was recalled when he told this joke at a private party: Edith Bolling Galt was so excited when Wilson proposed that she fell out of bed.

While one may sympathize with RBG as a fellow human being, it would have been far better for the country if she had never been elevated to the Supreme Court in the first place.

Statistics show that 25% of the elderly will die within 1 year after a fall with serious fractures. 2/3 of those will pass in the first 3 months. As this is the second time she has fallen it could be quite serious.