Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been released from the hospital. Earlier this week, Justice Ginsburg broke three ribs after falling in her office at the Supreme Court. After she fell she initially went home. Later, she was admitted to George Washington University Hospital in Washington, DC. She went to the hospital because she was experiencing discomfort and was later admitted after finding out that she had broken three ribs. By Friday, Ginsburg had decided to work from home to rest while she recovered from the fall. Ruth Bader Ginsburg currently serves as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
All About Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Ruth Bader Ginsburg earned her Jurors Doctor Degree from Columbia University in 1959 after transferring from Harvard Law. After years of working as a lawyer and judge, she was appointed into the Supreme Court by President Bill Clinton in June of 1993. Some of her most notable moves include her work for gender equality. She is credited as the inspiration behind the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. The act is a law that helps employees when filing discrimination claims in the workplace. Currently, Ruth Bader Ginsburg is one of three women serving the position as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.
Concern over Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s health has caused a stir on social media in the last week as a result of her fall. If a Justice becomes too ill to perform his or her duties in the court, the President can admit a new candidate in their place. As it stands, President Trump has appointed two new Justices into the Supreme Court since coming into office in 2016. Trump’s latest pick for the Supreme Court was Brett Kavanaugh, who caused a lot of controversy.
The Current Supreme Court
When Brett Kavanaugh was appointed just a few weeks ago, much of America was concerned with what the future would hold. When President Trump appointed Kavanaugh into the Supreme Court, sexual misconduct allegations against the judge began to surface. One of the accusers, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, was one of a few people to come out against the judge, saying that he assaulted her when the two were in high school together. Dr. Ford is still receiving threats against her in the wake of the allegations and has had to take extra safety precautions, according to NPR.
Since falling in her office, Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been released from the hospital and is on the road to recovery. A film about the judge called “On The Basis Of Sex” is set to come out this month to honor the Judge’s 25 year-anniversary as a member of the Court. Ginsburg currently plans to remain a Justice for five more years.