Wednesday, 14 November, 2018

Supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in hospital after fall at court

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Sundance CREDIT You Tube screenshot
Kenny Thornton | 08 November, 2018, 19:21

Ginsburg, 85, went home after the fall, which happened Wednesday evening, but made a decision to go to the hospital "after experiencing discomfort overnight", the court said in a statement. She was taken to George Washington University Hospital.

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

Ginsburg, 85, fell in her office at the Supreme Court on Wednesday evening, according to the court.

When she battled colon cancer in 1999, Ginsburg did not miss a single day on the bench, despite chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Her husband died in 2010 at age 78 of cancer. In November 2014, she had a stent placed in her right coronary artery after experiencing discomfort while exorcising at the Supreme Court gym.

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The court's 5-4 conservative majority was restored last month when the U.S. Senate confirmed President Donald Trump's appointee Brett Kavanaugh after a contentious nomination process in which Kavanaugh denied a sexual assault allegation dating to the 1980s.

Ginsburg has served on the court for 25 years. "My senior colleague, Justice John Paul Stevens, he stepped down when he was 90, so think I have about at least five more years".

The liberal justice, who studied at Harvard Law School, was nominated to the highest court in the land by former President Bill Clinton in 1993 to replace retiring Justice Byron R. White.

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