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Ginsburg, 85, hospitalized after fracturing 3 ribs in fall

Ginsburg, 85, hospitalized after fracturing 3 ribs in fall

The 85-year-old icon fell in her office on Wednesday night, fracturing three of her ribs.

The 85-year-old justice broke ribs on the left side of her body and has been hospitalized for observation and treatment.

She wrote the first opinion of the Supreme Court's term this year on age discrimination.

"Ginsburg has had a series of health problems", reports AP.

"If Ruth Bader Ginsburg needs any of my bones or internal organs I don't need mine", said actress Leslie Grossman. She is also a cancer survivor and returned to work less than three weeks after having surgery.

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway told reporters Thursday that Trump and others at the White House are wishing Ginsburg a full and speedy recovery.

There's precedent for her lengthy service, as Justices Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. and John Paul Stevens were both 90 when they retired. Not only was Kavanaugh perceived as tipping the balance of views in the Supreme Court, but also he was appointed after allegations of sexual misconduct were put against him. But swapping right-leaning moderate Anthony Kennedy with Brett Kavanaugh shifted the court to the right in varying degrees based on the issue.

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"Ruth Bader Ginsberg can have my ribs".

The court said that more information would be provided as it became available.

Ginsburg is one of four liberal-leaning judges, including Justices Stephen G. Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan.

The justice married Marty Ginsburg in 1954 and the couple attended Harvard Law School together. She has expressed support for the #MeToo movement.

In recent years, Ginsburg has gained celebrity status among progressives, who refer to her as the "Notorious RBG" and was the subject of a recent documentary, RBG.