DEVELOPING: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized After Fall, Fractures 3 Ribs

DEVELOPING: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized After Fall, Fractures 3 Ribs

On Wednesday night, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fell, cracking three ribs and getting rushed to the hospital, the Associated Press reported. Still experiencing "discomfort overnight", she went to the George Washington Hospital, where she discovered that she'd fractured three ribs.

Ginsburg has had a series of health problems.

Ginsburg has survived bouts with colorectal cancer and pancreatic cancer, and had a stent implanted to open a blocked artery in 2014. President Trump is among the dignitaries planning to attend the ceremony at the court.

In the 2018 midterm elections, Republicans won seats in the U.S. Senate, making future Supreme Court confirmation battles easier.

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The timing of 85-year-old RBG's fall is ominous, to say the least, if you're on the left.

A complete break requires making sure the two ends are in alignment, so that a sharp piece of bone doesn't puncture nearby blood vessels or organs. But they can be very painful and controlling pain is key.

During a speaking appearance in NY in July, Ginsburg said she expected to serve on the court for at least five more years.

Ms Ginsburg has sat on the Supreme Court since 1993 after being appointed by President Bill Clinton and is seen as the most senior justice on the court's liberal wing. She is the eldest of the justices, but has not indicated that she plans to retire anytime soon.

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