Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized After Falling, Fracturing 3 Ribs


Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been taken to George Washington hospital following a fall at the Court on Wednesday night.

Ginsburg, who is the subject of a documentary, "RGB", and a new film, "On the Basis of Sex", said in an interview in July that she would like to stay on the court until she turns 90. She has also reportedly hired law clerks through 2020, sending the message that she plans on sticking around.

Ginsburg was admitted to the hospital for treatment and observation after tests showed she broke three ribs. Updates will be provided as they become available.

But Ginsburg, the court's oldest sitting justice, has consistently been adamant that she has had no intentions of retiring.

Ginsburg has served on the court for 25 years.

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She was appointed to the court by former president Bill Clinton in 1993.

In the 2018 midterm elections, Republicans won seats in the U.S. Senate, making future Supreme Court confirmation battles easier.

During a speaking appearance in NY in July, Ginsburg said she expected to serve on the court for at least five more years.

Asked past year if she was contemplating retirement, she said, "As long as I can do the job full steam, I will do it". "I hope she has a full and speedy recovery".