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story.lead_photo.caption FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2018, file photo, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg leaves the stage after speaking to first-year students at Georgetown Law in Washington. Ginsburg has been hospitalized after fracturing three ribs in fall at court (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court says 85-year-old Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fractured three ribs in a fall in her office at the court and is in the hospital.

The court says the justice went to George Washington University Hospital in Washington early Thursday after experiencing discomfort overnight. The court says the fall occurred Wednesday evening.

Ginsburg was admitted to the hospital for treatment and observation after tests showed she fractured three ribs.

Ginsburg broke two ribs in a fall in 2012. She has had two prior bouts with cancer and had a stent implanted to open a blocked artery in 2014.


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  • Bullgod1984
    November 8, 2018 at 9:08 a.m.

    Looks like Trump is going to get another justice sooner rather than later

  • Illinoisroy
    November 8, 2018 at 10:33 a.m.

    despicable comment.

  • smmlv3
    November 8, 2018 at 10:43 a.m.

    Gingsberg has previously asked to be kept artifically alive if necessary as long as Trump is president. She cannot even stay awake during court proceedings. What a world!

    November 8, 2018 at 10:46 a.m.

    Pack: despicable human.

  • RBear
    November 8, 2018 at 11:31 a.m.

    Pack is a despicable person. Evidenced too often in here over the past week or so. But when you're about as heartless as he is, it doesn't really matter. I'm beginning to think his abortion rants are just fronts to conceal his true self nature.

  • mozarky2
    November 8, 2018 at 11:57 a.m.

    Prayers for RBG, but I don't see her recovering from this. She was in a very weakened state already.

    November 8, 2018 at 12:15 p.m.

    Shut up, Frank. You add nothing to the discussion.

  • mozarky2
    November 8, 2018 at 12:20 p.m.

    Alyssa Milano


    Ruth Bader Ginsberg can have my ribs. And my kidneys and a lung. And anything else she needs. She can even have my husband on Thursdays.
    9:04 AM - Nov 8, 2018


    4,826 people are talking about this
    GFY, armnar. Stick to giving election predictions.

    November 8, 2018 at 12:21 p.m.

    And I pity Gayla.

  • 0boxerssuddenlinknet
    November 8, 2018 at 12:23 p.m.

    BullGod we can only hope. however this old goat is also a tough old bird remember when she fell asleep on a plane a couple of years ago after taking ambien and fell ? seems like this is a pattern with her mid 80's isn't very old and the left will glue her to her chair until there is a democrat president which will not happen while she is in her 80's.