U.S. Supreme Court Jus­tice Gins­burg out of hos­pi­tal

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U.S. Supreme Court Jus­tice Ruth Bad er Gins­burg was re­leased from hos­pi­tal Fri­day af­ter hav­ing been ad­mit­ted for treat­ment and ob­ser­va­tion af­ter frac­tur­ing three ribs in a fall.

Supreme Court spokes­woman Kathy Ar­berg said the 85-year-old jus­tice is “do­ing well” and work­ing from home.

Jus­tice Gins­burg, the Supreme Court’s old­est jus­tice, fell in her of­fice at the court on Wed­nes­day evening and went to Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton Uni­ver­sity Hos­pi­tal in Wash­ing­ton early Thurs­day af­ter ex­pe­ri­enc­ing dis­com­fort overnight, the court said.

On Fri­day morn­ing, be­fore the Supreme Court an­nounced her re­lease from the hos­pi­tal, Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump told re­porters at the White House that he had good wishes for the leader of the court’s lib­eral wing, de­spite harsh words be­tween them pre­vi­ously.

“I wish her well. She said some­thing very in­ap­pro­pri­ate dur­ing the cam­paign but she apol­o­gized for it. I wouldn’t say she’s ex­actly on my side. But I wish her well. I hope she gets bet­ter and I hope she serves on the Supreme Court for many, many years,” he said.

In the sum­mer of 2016, as Mr. Trump was cam­paign­ing for pres­i­dent, Jus­tice Gins­burg told the As­so­ci­ated Press that she did not want to think about the prospect of the Repub­li­can win­ning the pres­i­dency over Demo­crat Hil­lary Clin­ton. She es­ca­lated her crit­i­cism in sub­se­quent me­dia in­ter­views, in­clud­ing call­ing Mr. Trump a “faker.”

In re­sponse, Mr. Trump tweeted that Jus­tice Gins­burg was an em­bar­rass­ment for mak­ing “very dumb po­lit­i­cal state­ments about me. Her mind is shot – re­sign!”

She ul­ti­mately apol­o­gized, say­ing: “On re­flec­tion, my re­cent re­marks in re­sponse to press in­quiries were ill-ad­vised and I re­gret mak­ing them.”

Jus­tice Gins­burg broke two ribs in a fall in 2012. She also had two bouts with can­cer and had a stent im­planted to open a blocked artery in 2014.

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