On Wednesday night, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fell, cracking three ribs and getting rushed to the hospital, the Associated Press reported. She called Supreme Court police to take her to George Washington University Hospital in Washington early Thursday after experiencing discomfort overnight, court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said.
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.
Ginsburg was the second woman to be named to the nation's highest court. She has also reportedly hired law clerks through 2020, sending the message that she plans on sticking around.
She was admitted to the hospital for treatment and observation after tests showed she fractured three ribs. Updates will be provided as they become available.
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Ginsburg's hospitalization comes on the morning of the formal investiture of the court's newest justice, Brett M. Kavanaugh.
If Ginsburg steps down during the Trump administration, the president will choose another appointee, likely tilting the court further toward the right. She later apologized for what she said were inappropriate remarks.
In the 2018 midterm elections, Republicans won seats in the U.S. Senate, making future Supreme Court confirmation battles easier. "I hope she has a full and speedy recovery".