Ginsburg, 85, hospitalized after fracturing 3 ribs in fall

WASHINGTON DC- AUGUST 10 Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court William Rehnquist administers the oath of office to newly-appointed U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as U.S. President Bill Clinton looks on 10 August 1993. Ginsbur

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized With Fractured Ribs After Fall

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was hospitalized Thursday after breaking ribs in a fall at the high court.

Ginsburg, 85, fell in her chambers Wednesday.

"A$3 fter experiencing discomfort overnight", she was admitted to Goerge Washington University Hospital on Thursday morning.

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Ginsburg was planning to be in court today for the formal welcome ceremony for newest Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Ginsburg is the court's oldest member and there's been a great deal of speculation on when she may retire. Ginsburg in 2012 fractured two ribs in a fall and remained mum about the incident for several months.

"Tests showed that she fractured three ribs on the left side", the statement said.

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This report will be updated as further information becomes available.

In the 2018 midterm elections, Republicans won seats in the U.S. Senate, making future Supreme Court confirmation battles easier.

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". "My senior colleague, Justice John Paul Stevens, he stepped down when he was 90, so I think I have about at least five more years".

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Ginsburg leads the court's liberal wing. "When I can't do the job full-steam".

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