Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fractures 3 ribs in fall

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

Supreme Court Justice hospitalized after a fall at her office in Washington.

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

Support for Ginsburg, and also concern for the balance of power on the Supreme Court, also poured in on social media after the court announced her fall.

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Ginsburg's heath has been the subject of public concern as the court's oldest justice is one of four liberals on the bench. The same thing happened in 2012, when she broke two ribs and then went right back to work the next day despite being in pain.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg leaves the stage after speaking to first-year students at Georgetown Law in Washington in September.

Arberg did not provide additional details about how Ginsburg fell or whether she fell because of another medical condition. President Trump and new acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker were expected to attend.

Asked previous year if she was contemplating retirement, she said, "As long as I can do the job full steam, I will do it". However, she reportedly hired clerks for the term that extends into 2020, indicating she has no plans to retire.

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