Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fractures 3 ribs in fall

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been hospitalized after a taking a tumble in her chambers at the Supreme Court last night.

A press release from the Supreme Court press office said Justice Ginsburg was taken to George Washington University Hospital Thursday morning, after "experiencing discomfort overnight".

Tests showed that she had fractured three ribs on her left side and she has been admitted for observation and treatment. In 2012, Ginsburg fractured two ribs.

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

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The Republican president was scheduled to go to the court on Thursday for a formal ceremony seating Kavanaugh.

Supreme Court Justice hospitalized after a fall at her office in Washington.

Ginsburg was Clinton's first Supreme Court pick.

Ginsburg, who has served on the court since 1993, is the oldest of the nine justices and one of the court's four liberals.

She already has hired clerks for the term that extends into 2020, indicating she has no plans to retire. President Trump and new acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker were expected to attend.

That said, it would probably be healthy for her to resign.

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