Ruth Bader Ginsburg Recovering in Hospital After Heart Procedure

Notorious RBG doing OK, should be home in time for Thanksgiving Read More

By / November 26, 2014

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is recovering in hospital after a small heart procedure, The New York Times reports.

Last night, the supreme court justice experienced some discomfort during a routine workout and was taken to MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. (Ginsburg actually shares a trainer with Elena Kagan, who says the 81-year-old stalwart “has the best jab-cross-hook-punch combination on the federal bench.”) According to a supreme court statement, she is “resting comfortably” after having a stent placed in her right coronary artery this morning, and should be home in time for Thanksgiving.

In recent years there have been calls for Justice Ginsberg’s resignation, but she vows to continue working “as long as I can do the job full-steam.” To wit: she pulled an all-nighter on October 17 writing a dissent on the court’s decision to uphold Texas’ strict voter ID laws. Kenahora.

Refuah shlemah, Justice Ginsburg!

Update, November 27: Justice Ginsburg has been released from hospital, so she’ll be home just in time to gift some of her Notorious RBG t-shirts to Thanksgiving guests.