After heart stent surgery last week, Ginsburg is back on the bench
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. (File photo by Sam Kittner)
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is back on the bench on Monday just five days after surgeons implanted a stent in her heart to open a blockage in her right coronary artery.
Washington Post Supreme Court reporter Robert Barnes (@scotusreporter) and NBC News legal reporter Ariane de Vogue (@ArianedeVogue) had the news in tweets. De Vogue reported that Ginsburg was “wearing a particularly lacy ‘jabot’ collar. She smiled slightly and took her seat.”
Supreme Court Haiku (@SupremeHaiku) had predicted Ginsburg’s return with this tweet: “Ruth Bader Ginsburg/Has a heart stent implanted/Back at court Monday.”
Ginsburg, 81, was taken to the hospital last Tuesday evening after experiencing “discomfort” during exercise, according to a Supreme Court announcement. The surgery was performed on Wednesday at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. She was released from the hospital on Thanksgiving, the Associated Press reported.