Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized After Fracturing Three Ribs

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The justice married Marty Ginsburg in 1954 and the couple attended Harvard Law School together.

If you recall, this is not the first time Ginsburg has broken her ribs.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg has been admitted to George Washington University Hospital after falling in her court office and fracturing three ribs. At 85, she is now the oldest member of the court.

The court says the fall occurred Wednesday evening. She initially went home after her fall, but experienced complications overnight. Ginsburg in 2012 fractured two ribs in a fall and remained mum about the incident for several months.

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Ginsburg's hospitalization comes on the morning of the formal investiture of the court's newest justice, Brett M. Kavanaugh. But she felt discomfort overnight and chose to go to the hospital early Thursday morning - where she has been admitted for observation and treatment. According to a statement from the Supreme Court, doctors admitted Ginsburg for further "observation and treatment". Updates will be provided as they become available.

Ginsburg has served on the court for 25 years. She was the second woman to ever be confirmed to the Supreme Court, after retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.

Ginsburg leads the court's liberal wing. The next oldest justice is Stephen Breyer, who is 83.

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