Ruth Bader Ginsburg Taken to DC Hospital After Fall at Court

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Taken to DC Hospital After Fall at Court

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been hospitalized following a fall in her office.

In 2012, Ginsburg disclosed to a reporter that she had recently broken two ribs in a fall but did not take time off because of the court's heavy workload at the time. After "experiencing discomfort overnight", she went to a hospital on Thursday morning.

But Ginsburg, the court's oldest sitting justice, has consistently been adamant that she has had no intentions of retiring.

In other words, this isn't Ginsburg's first rodeo, and it sounds like she has a decent shot at bouncing back.

"Tests showed that she fractured three ribs on her left side and she was admitted for observation and treatment", the statement read. Updates will be provided as they become available.

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In her absence, the court went ahead Thursday with a courtroom ceremony welcoming new Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who joined the court last month.

Ginsburg joined the court in 1993.

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

But she has never missed Supreme Court arguments.

Originally from New York, Ginsburg is known for her lifetime of work fighting for women's rights and gained social media popularity in recent years with her own meme and nickname, "Notorious R.B.G". "When I can't do the job full-steam".

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