The Latest: Ginsburg, 85, back to work at Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (all times local):

3:55 p.m.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is back in the building.

The 85-year-old Ginsburg is working in her office at the Supreme Court for the first time since she fell Wednesday evening and fractured three ribs. That’s according to a court employee who is familiar with the situation.

Ginsburg spent a night in the hospital and recuperated at home over the three-day Veterans Day weekend. She was not on the bench Tuesday morning when the court met for routine business. Justices Stephen Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor also were absent.

But Ginsburg returned to her office later in the day.

The court’s next public meeting is Nov.26.


10:30 a.m.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is missing a brief court session while she recovers from a fall and broken ribs.

Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg says the 85-year-old justice is not joining her colleagues Tuesday morning when the court takes the bench. Arberg says Ginsburg “continues to improve and is working from home.”

The court previously said Ginsburg fractured three ribs in a fall last week.

The court is not hearing arguments Tuesday but will take the bench briefly for other routine business.

Ginsburg is the Supreme Court’s oldest justice. She fell in her office at the court last Wednesday, experienced discomfort overnight and went to George Washington University Hospital in Washington on Thursday. She was released from the hospital on Friday.

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