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The Notorious RBG Is A-Okay

SCOTUS fans can now let out a collective sigh of relief. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, also known as the Notorious RBG, is back to her full workout routine and is, in her own words, "almost repaired."

If you hadn't heard, at the beginning of November of this year, Justice Ginsburg fell and broke a few ribs. But, after a short hospitalization, not only did she immediately start physical therapy, she also got right back to work, and didn't miss a thing.

Notorious and Repaired

In keeping with her iconic and notorious style, the Justice explained that when she started physical therapy immediately after the fall, it seemed more about just keeping up with her exercise routine. As the Justice explained, it was "legs only" for a little while. Clearly, even as the eldest member of the Court, she's more than just a tough questioner.

Tough as Ginsburg

As reported by CNN and NPR, Justice Ginsburg is one tough Justice. In the last decade alone, she survived and beat cancer twice, once in 1999 and again in 2009, and has suffered much worse than a few broken ribs.

Within two weeks after her recent fall, she was doing more than physical therapy and working too. She attended an event at the White House to honor the late Justice Scalia, who, despite their ideological differences, was a close friend. Justice Ginsburg even mustered the strength to attend the funeral of the late President George Bush. She did however miss rookie Justice Brett Kavanaugh's induction ceremony.

At this point, it's frankly hard to see how "tough as Ginsburg" hasn't become a common American idiom.

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