Supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in hospital after fall at court

Blanche Robertson
November 8, 2018

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85, fractured three ribs in a fall in her office at the Supreme Court and is in the hospital, the court said Thursday. The court says the fall occurred in her office at the court on Wednesday evening. But she felt discomfort overnight and chose to go to the hospital early Thursday morning - where she has been admitted for observation and treatment.

"Tests showed that she fractured three ribs on her left side and she was admitted for observation and treatment".

Ginsburg has survived a series of health scares.

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Prior to her appointment, Ms Ginsburg focused her work on women's rights and started the first law journal dedicated to the topic. President Trump and new acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker were expected to attend. She also was hospitalized after a bad reaction to medicine in 2009.

Justice Ginsburg, a liberal who is the court's senior justice, has served for more than 25 years after being appointed by former President Bill Clinton in 1993. She is the eldest of the justices, but has not indicated that she plans to retire anytime soon.

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