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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg hospitalized after fracturing 3 ribs in fall

08 November 2018

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fractured three ribs after she fell in her office on Wednesday night.

In 2012, Ginsburg disclosed to a reporter that she had recently broken two ribs in a fall but did not take time off because of the court's heavy workload at the time. She initially went home after her fall, but experienced complications overnight.

RBG's office says she fell Wednesday night while in her SCOTUS office, and even went home thinking she was fine - but, after experiencing some pain overnight, the Justice made a decision to go to George Washington University Hospital Thursday morning.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg leaves the stage after speaking to first-year students at Georgetown Law in Washington in September.

Ginsburg was admitted to the hospital for treatment and observation after tests showed she broke three ribs.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg arrives at a lecture on September 26 at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. Ginsburg has been hospitalized after falling and fracturing several ribs.

The court's 5-4 conservative majority was restored last month when the U.S. Senate confirmed President Donald Trump's appointee Brett Kavanaugh after a contentious nomination process in which Kavanaugh denied a sexual assault allegation dating to the 1980s.

This report will be updated as further information becomes available.

Even in her advancing years, Ginsburg has a widely publicized regular exercise routine, known as the "RBG workout", which includes push-ups, planks and arm curls.

Ginsburg was appointed in 1993 and is the oldest justice on the panel.

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

"I'm now 85", Ginsburg said in August, according to CNN. "I hope she has a full and speedy recovery".

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg hospitalized after fracturing 3 ribs in fall