Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized After Fall (3)

By Patrick L. Gregory

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fractured three ribs on her left side, the U.S. Supreme Court’s Public Information Office said Nov. 8.

“Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fell in her office at the Court last evening,” the office said in a press release.

“She went home, but after experiencing discomfort overnight, went to George Washington University Hospital early this morning,” where she was “admitted for observation and treatment,” the press release said.

Ginsburg, who is 85 years old, was appointed by President Bill Clinton and took her seat on the court in 1993.

Ginsburg is a survivor of both colon cancer and pancreatic cancer. She had heart surgery in 2014. She has become a prominent figure in popular culture for her spirited dissents and intense workouts. She’s also inspired a pair of movies and skits on the television show Saturday Night Live.

Earlier this year, the justice reportedly said, “I’m now 85. My senior colleague, Justice John Paul Stevens, he stepped down when he was 90, so I think I have about at least five more years.”

Today, the high court hosts Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s formal investiture, which President Donald Trump is expected to attend.