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Ginsburg hospitalized after fall

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 11/08/18, 10:34 am

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fell in her office Wednesday, fracturing three ribs, the high court announced Thursday. She was admitted for treatment at George Washington University Hospital early Thursday morning after experiencing discomfort overnight. Ginsburg, at 85, is the court’s oldest justice and has served since 1993. She broke two ribs in a fall in 2012 and has fought off cancer twice, in addition to other health struggles, but she has not indicated that she has any plans to step down and has hired clerks for a term extending to 2020. The court was going ahead with Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s welcome ceremony Thursday despite her absence.

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Rachel Lynn Aldrich

Rachel is a World Journalism Institute graduate. Follow Rachel on Twitter @Rachel_Lynn_A.

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  • MommynatorRN's picture
    Posted: Thu, 11/08/2018 03:40 pm

    Ow. Falls are bad at that advanced age. Much as I may disagree with her, I hope for the best recovery.

  • news2me
    Posted: Thu, 11/08/2018 07:55 pm

    you know it's trump's fault


  • news2me
    Posted: Thu, 11/08/2018 08:01 pm

    Stay well Supreme Ginsburg, I don't think I could stomach another Dem. onslaught against an appointee. I doubt anyone would accept the nomination after what they did to Kav.

    Maybe Trump could find another woman, someone who is not of European descent. You know what I mean.