U.S. Supreme Court

After heart stent surgery last week, Ginsburg is back on the bench

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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.

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