Justice Ginsburg, 85, hospitalized after fracturing 3 ribs in fall

08 November, 2018, 18:44 | Author: Myra Gill
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized With Fractured Ribs After Fall

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was hospitalized on Thursday after she fell in her office at the court the night before, fracturing three ribs, a court spokeswoman said. But she felt discomfort overnight and chose to go to the hospital early Thursday morning - where she has been admitted for observation and treatment. Ginsburg in 2012 fractured two ribs in a fall and remained mum about the incident for several months. "Tests showed that she fractured three ribs on her left side and she was admitted for observation and treatment".

Since Supreme Court appointments are for life, it is Ginsburg's right to remain in office as long as she can fulfill her duties. She also was hospitalized after a bad reaction to medicine in 2009.

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

For years, the question of her eventual retirement from the court has spurred speculation and sometimes criticism - some Democrats think Ginsburg should have retired during the Obama administration to ensure that her slot on the court would have been filled by a liberal judge.


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

This report will be updated as further information becomes available.

"I've known her for many, many years - got to see her just a few weeks ago here at the swearing-in of Justice [Brett] Kavanaugh", Conway said.

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