Ruth Bader Ginsburg Fractures Three Ribs in Fall, Hospitalized

Lester Mason
November 8, 2018

The U.S. 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 hospital.

The fall happened in her office at the Supreme Court in Washington. "She went home, but after experiencing discomfort overnight, went to George Washington University Hospital earlier this morning", a statement via from the Supreme Court reads.

Ginsburg has had a series of health problems.


The liberal justice, who studied at Harvard Law School, was nominated to the highest court in the land by former President Bill Clinton in 1993 to replace retiring Justice Byron R. White. She is the eldest of the justices, but has not indicated that she plans to retire anytime soon.

It means Ms Ginsburg will not be present for Thursday's investiture of new Supreme Court judge Brett Kavanaugh, whose appointment led to protests following allegations of sexual misconduct. She is a survivor of colon cancer and pancreatic cancer. President Trump and new acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker were expected to attend.

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