Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg hospitalized after fracturing 3 ribs in fall

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was hospitalized on Thursday after she fell in her office at the court the night before, fracturing three ribs, a court spokeswoman said.

According to a Court spokesperson (via CNN's Manu Raju), Ginsburg has fractured three ribs in the fall.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg arrives at a lecture on September 26 at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. Ginsburg has been hospitalized after falling and fracturing several ribs. She went to George Washington University Hospital on Thursday morning. President Donald Trump and new acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker were on hand. She previously had two bouts with cancer and had a stent placed to open a blocked artery in 2014. She was the second woman to ever be confirmed to the Supreme Court, after retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. But they can be very painful and controlling pain is key.

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Ginsburg, who has served on the court since 1993, is the oldest of the nine justices and one of the court's four liberals.

The Supreme Court has never needed the Notorious RBG more than it needs her now.

She already has hired clerks for the term that extends into 2020, indicating she has no plans to retire.

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