It is being reported that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been hospitalized after breaking three of her ribs.
The fractures reportedly occurred when Ginsburg fell while at the court.
The Hill reports Ginsburg is being treated at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C.
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Per the Associated Press:
The Supreme Court says 85-year-old Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fractured three ribs in a fall in her office at the court and is in the hospital.
The court says the justice went to George Washington University Hospital in Washington early Thursday after experiencing discomfort overnight. The court says the fall occurred Wednesday evening.
Ginsburg was admitted to the hospital for treatment and observation after tests showed she fractured three ribs.
Ginsburg broke two ribs in a fall in 2012. She has had two prior bouts with cancer and had a stent implanted to open a blocked artery in 2014.
Ginsburg has been a liberal icon on the court for more than two decades after first being appointed in 1993 by former President Bill Clinton.
Here’s more on Ginsburg, from USA Today:
Ginsburg, the court’s senior justice, has served on the court for more than 25 years after being appointed by former President Bill Clinton in 1993. She is considered one of the court’s more liberal justices.
She wrote the first opinion of the Supreme Court’s term this year on age discrimination. The action marked the third consecutive year in which Ginsburg has authored the first opinion of the term. Chief Justice John Roberts has remarked in the past about Ginsburg’s speedy delivery of opinions.
Earlier this year, Ginsburg said she intended to stay on the bench for at least five more years.
In recent years, she has gained celebrity status among progressives – who lovingly refer to her as the “Notorious RBG” – and was the subject a recent documentary, “RBG.”