Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized With Fractured Ribs After Fall

Elias Hubbard
November 8, 2018

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been taken to George Washington hospital following a fall at the Court on Wednesday night. But she later reported experiencing some discomfort, and was admitted to George Washington University Hospital "for observation and treatment".

Ginsburg has had a series of health problems. She initially went home after her fall, but experienced complications overnight.

Her hospitalization came on the same day that President Trump and first lady Melania Trump were to attend the investiture of Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh at the high court. In 2014, Ginsburg had a stent placed in her right coronary artery and has survived cancer multiple times. She also was hospitalized after a bad reaction to medicine in 2009.

Ms Ginsburg has sat on the Supreme Court since 1993 after being appointed by President Bill Clinton and is seen as the most senior justice on the court's liberal wing. However, she reportedly hired clerks for the term that extends into 2020, indicating she has no plans to retire.

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