US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85, taken to hospital after fracturing three ribs in fall

Ginsburg, 85, went home after the fall but continued to experience "discomfort overnight" and went to George Washington Hospital early today.

Tests revealed she fractured three ribs and she "was admitted for observation and treatment," according to an official statement.

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.


Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993 by President Bill Clinton to fill the seat vacated by Justice Byron White.

She was the second women ever to be appointed to the position.

In July the Donald Trump critic vowed to stay in the job until 2020.


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