US Supreme Court justice Ginsburg hospitalised after fall

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg taken to hospital after fall

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been hospitalized for "observation and treatment" after she fell and fractured three ribs, a court spokeswoman says.

RBG's office says she fell Wednesday night while in her SCOTUS office, and even went home thinking she was fine - but, after experiencing some pain overnight, the Justice chose to go to George Washington University Hospital Thursday morning.

Ginsburg, 85, initially went home after the accident, which occurred in her Supreme Court office. She broke two ribs in a fall in 2012.

Ginsburg has persevered on the bench despite several health issues, including scares from both colon and pancreatic cancer and a heart procedure in which she received a stent in her right coronary artery.

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Ginsburg told CNN in July that she thought she had "at least five more years" left before she retired from the Supreme Court.

Ginsburg is the court's oldest member and there's been a great deal of speculation on when she may retire.

Her hospitalization came on the same day that President Trump and first lady Melania Trump were to attend the investiture of Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh at the high court. President Donald Trump and new acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker were on hand.

That said, it would probably be healthy for her to resign.

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