Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg hospitalized after fall

Pauline Gross
November 8, 2018

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was hospitalized early Thursday morning after fracturing three ribs during a fall in her office Wednesday night, the court said.

The 85-year-old justice initially went home after the fall, but experienced discomfort overnight.

Tests showed she fractured three ribs on her left side and she was admitted for observation and treatment, said the spokeswoman, Kathy Arberg. The severity depends in part on whether the ribs are cracked or broken all the way through, and how many are broken. She is also a cancer survivor and returned to work less than three weeks after having surgery.

Ginsburg has survived bouts with colorectal cancer and pancreatic cancer, and had a stent implanted to open a blocked artery in 2014.

RBG also took a spill back in 2012 and broke 2 ribs that time.

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Should Ginsburg or any of the other three liberal justices step down while President Donald Trump is in office, that crucial advantage at the highest level of the judicial branch of the USA government could grow even larger.

The liberal justice, who studied at Harvard Law School, was nominated to the highest court in the land by former President Bill Clinton in 1993 to replace retiring Justice Byron R. White.

Originally from New York, Ginsburg is known for her lifetime of work fighting for women's rights and gained social media popularity in recent years with her own meme and nickname, "Notorious R.B.G".

There's precedent for her lengthy service, as Justices Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. and John Paul Stevens were both 90 when they retired.

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