Kimmel: We Must Protect Ruth Bader Ginsburg ‘At All Cost’

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"I can't promise they were good jokes but they were jokes".

President Donald Trump sent well wishes to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who was hospitalized Thursday after fracturing three ribs, while also pointing out their political differences.

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

Celebrated in popular culture as the "notorious RBG" and at age 85 the court's oldest justice, Ginsburg is a liberal stalwart who has said she will not retire as long as she feels she can do the work.

After falling at her office on Wednesday, Bader Ginsburg returned to her home but experienced discomfort overnight, Arberg told the Associated Press. Jimmy Kimmel went as far to caution his viewers during his late-night show on Thursday night that they must "protect" the elderly justice "at all cost" so that she could stay on the Court "another 80 years".

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Ginsburg has had a series of health problems.

Ginsburg leads the court's liberal wing. She has had two prior bouts with cancer and had a stent implanted to open a blocked artery in 2014.

Ginsburg was appointed in 1993 by former President Bill Clinton.

The next sitting of the Supreme Court isn't until November 26th, so once again, she's not likely to miss a day of work.

She is now the oldest judge on the bench but seemingly has no plans to retire, as she has already hired law clerks for the term that extends into 2020.

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