Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85, is & # 39; up and working & # 39; after breaking three ribs
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85, fell and burst three of her ribs Wednesday and went to the hospital after experiencing & # 39; discomfort & # 39;
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is already working in her hospital room, a day after she broke three ribs in a trap, said her cousin late on Thursday during the Hollywood premiere of a movie about her life.
Ginsburg, a pioneering liberal lawyer who is the oldest justice of the US Supreme Court with 85, was admitted to a hospital on Thursday after falling to court at her office, a spokeswoman for the court said.
"The last thing I heard was that she was done and worked, of course, because what else would she do and joke?" Said her nephew Daniel Stiepleman at the premiere of the movie. of Sex & # 39 ;, about a gender-based discrimination case Ginsburg tried as a young lawyer in 1972.
I can not promise that they were good jokes, but they were jokes ", said Stiepleman, who wrote the script for the film with input from the judge himself.
Ginsburg, who made her name as an advocate for women's rights, is one of the four liberals at the court, where she was appointed in 1993 by President Bill Clinton.
The 5-4 conservative majority of the court was reinstated last month when the Senate confirmed the appointed Brett Kavanaugh of the Republican president Donald Trump after a controversial nomination process where Kavanaugh denied an accusation of sexual abuse of his youth.
Ginsburg went home after the fall, but experienced discomfort at night and went to George Washington University Hospital on Thursday morning, said spokeswoman Kathy Arberg in a statement.
Tests showed that Ginsburg had broken three ribs on her left side and she was hospitalized for observation and treatment, Arberg added. The court will hear its next arguments on 26 November.
If Ginsburg was unable to serve, Trump could replace it with a conservative person, which would shift the court further to the right.
Drama: The fall came just before the premier of On The Base of Sex in which Felicity Jones Ruth Bader Ginsberg plays when she was a young lawyer fighting for equal rights, while Armie Hammer took on the role of her husband Marty
Elegant: Felicity Jones, 35, arrived on the red carpet for On The Base of Sex in a daring scarlet jacket and matching skirt. She plays Ruth Bader Ginsburg as a young lawyer
Missing RBG: President Trump and the first lady posed with the rest of the Supreme Court bench from left: Associate Justices Neil Gorsuch, Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer and Clarence Thomas; Chief Justice John Roberts; and Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh with his wife Ashley; Associate Justices Samuel Alito and Elena Kagan
With his husband: Donald Trump posed with Brett Kavanaugh in the Justes & # 39; Conference Room of the Supreme Court
Congratulations: Melania Trump signed a book at the inauguration ceremony for the new associated justice and later tweeted: "Congratulations Justice Kavanaugh. I know that you will continue to serve our country with honor & # 39;
A potentially dominant 6-3 conservative majority would have major consequences for cases such as abortion, the death penalty, voting rights, gay rights and religious freedom.
As the oldest justice Ginsburg is closely watched for signs of deteriorating health.
She has returned from previous medical problems and has fallen twice at her home, in 2012 and 2013, resulting in rib injuries. She was treated in 1999 for colon cancer and again in 2009 for pancreatic cancer, but missed no quarrel.
In 2014, doctors placed a stent in their right coronary artery to improve blood flow after reporting discomfort after routine exercise. She was released from a hospital the next day.
Trump went to court on Thursday for a ceremony where Kavanaugh was welcomed by the highest court in the country. Kavanaugh was sworn in for the job of life last month.
The president took First Lady Melania Trump to the other side of Pennsylvania Avenue, where the first couple posed with the rest of the Supreme Court bank and the wife of Kavanaugh, Ashley.
The inauguration is traditionally attended by all Supreme Court banks.
Also present on Thursday was retired justice Anthony Kennedy, whose chair Kavanaugh occupies and for whom the new judge had been a clerk.
The ceremony, however, did not mark the tradition of the new justice that posed on the steps of the court with Chief Justice John Roberts because of safety concerns.
The president sat with the first lady at the front of the marble-walled courtroom at the mahogany bench of the judges, without making any public remarks.
A few prominent Congressional Republicans, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the candid ally of Trump, Senator Lindsey Graham, attended. The event came a day after Trump dismissed Jeff Sessions as attorney general; Matthew Whitaker, who has named Trump as interim replacement for Sessions, participated.
Honored visitor: retired employee Justice Anthony Kennedy – the new justice that Brett Kavanaugh had recruited for – also posed (far left) for a photo in the Justices conference room with the first couple and from the left: Associate Justices Neil Gorsuch, Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer and Clarence Thomas; Chief Justice John Roberts; and Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh with his wife Ashley; Associate Justices Samuel Alito and Elena Kagan
On the way to the court: Donald and Melania Trump took the beast from the White House to the house of the third branch of the government
Back again: Donald Trump met Lindsey Graham at the South Lawn of the White House when he returned from the Supreme Court
Ceremony: The Supreme Court was the location for the official inauguration of Brett Kavanaugh as an associated dish
On the way: Donald Trump's column to the Supreme Court to mark the inauguration of Brett Kavanaugh
Ginsburg called Trump a selfish & # 39; faker & # 39; when he ran for president in 2016, in an unusual raid in politics by a court. Trump responded and said that her spirit was shot & # 39; and that she should resign. Ginsburg later said he regretted and said, "Judges must avoid commenting on a candidate for a public office."
She is a hero among many liberals in the US who have her reputation as "The Notorious R.B.G", a nickname based on a late rap star. At the beginning of this year, a documentary about her, & # 39; RBG & # 39 ;, was released, and the Hollywood biopic was released on Christmas.
The director, Mimi Leder, called the film the & # 39; origin story & # 39; van Ginsburg, a term used in superhero films.
& # 39; Our thoughts are with her tonight after her fall yesterday. We send her our love and pray for a speedy recovery. I have it with the good word that she is in excellent condition and she shooing the doctors from her room so she can work, "said Leather at the premiere. She told Reuters that her own information about Ginsburg's health came from Stiepleman.
Ginsburg has supported equality rights during her time at the Supreme Court, also in cases of sex discrimination.
Her career was partly determined by discrimination she had as a young lawyer in a predominantly male profession: she was one of only nine women at the Harvard Law School in the 1950s and later struggled to find a company that would support her. take.
"She made mistakes, discovered who she was, had a very young family, her husband was not so good," said actress Felicity Jones, who plays her in the film, to Reuters on the red carpet. She juggled a lot of difficult things at the same time, but always (had) this absolute commitment to the law. & # 39;
Ginsburg agreed with the # MeToo movement against sexual misconduct after Kavanaugh was accused of sexual assault by a university professor, saying that women today are not silent about bad behavior, as in childhood.
Kavanaugh's Senate confirmation process convulsions the nation just weeks before Tuesday's Congressional elections in which Trump's fellow Republicans lost control over the House of Representatives but expanded their majority in the Senate.
On Wednesday, Trump wrote the fight about confirming Kavanaugh, who was strongly opposed by the Democrats, for the profits in the Senate.