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Ruth Bader Ginsburg hospitalized after fracturing 3 ribs in fall

08 November 2018

If you recall, this is not the first time Ginsburg has broken her ribs.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is hospitalized after taking a nasty fall that fractured 3 ribs, and the fall comes immediately on the heels of President Trump easing his path to confirming more Supreme Court Justices.

The court says the justice went to George Washington University Hospital in Washington early Thursday after experiencing discomfort overnight. Ginsburg in 2012 fractured two ribs in a fall and remained mum about the incident for several months. According to a statement from the Supreme Court, doctors admitted Ginsburg for further "observation and treatment".

The court says the fall occurred Wednesday evening.

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

Ginsburg has served on the court for 25 years.

Ginsburg was the second woman to be named to the nation's highest 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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That said, it would probably be healthy for her to resign.

There's precedent for her lengthy service, as Justices Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. and John Paul Stevens were both 90 when they retired.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg hospitalized after fracturing 3 ribs in fall