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Ruth Bader Ginsburg hospitalized after fall

November 8, 2018

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was hospitalized Thursday after breaking ribs in a fall at the high court.

A press release from the Supreme Court press office said Justice Ginsburg was taken to George Washington University Hospital Thursday morning, after “experiencing discomfort overnight.”

The 85-year-old justice reportedly fell in her office at the Court Wednesday night.

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. Justice Kavanaugh was sworn in last month.

Justice Ginsburg, a liberal who is the court’s senior justice, has served for more than 25 years after being appointed by former President Bill Clinton in 1993. She is a survivor of colon cancer and pancreatic cancer.

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