Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg hospitalized after breaking 3 ribs in fall

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Sundance

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been hospitalized for "observation and treatment" after she fell and fractured three ribs, a court spokeswoman says. Still experiencing "discomfort overnight", she went to the George Washington Hospital, where she discovered that she'd fractured three ribs. "She broke two ribs in a fall in 2012, has had two prior bouts with cancer and had a stent implanted to open a blocked artery in 2014", writes Fox.

The justice married Marty Ginsburg in 1954 and the couple attended Harvard Law School together.

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.

Ginsburg is the court's oldest member and there's been a great deal of speculation on when she may retire.

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Asked past year if she was contemplating retirement, she said, "As long as I can do the job full steam, I will do it".

This report will be updated as further information becomes available.

But she has never missed Supreme Court arguments. "When I can't do the job full-steam". "My senior colleague, Justice John Paul Stevens, he stepped down when he was 90, so think I have about at least five more years".

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