Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fractures three ribs in fall

Our oldest Supreme Court justice just had a very scary moment.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who is 85, fell during court and was eventually sent to the hospital.

Not the First Time

Initially, Ginsburg — sometimes known by simply “RBG” — just went home after the fall.

After experiencing severe discomfort, though, the Supreme Court justice was taken to the hospital.

Doctors found that she had fractured three ribs on her left side.

This is not the first time Ginsburg has had physical problems while serving on the bench.

In 2012, she fell and broke two ribs.

Ginsburg also underwent surgery for a blocked artery in 2014.

Additionally, the justice has survived two bouts of cancer.

Amazingly, she has never missed any days of oral arguments during her tenure on the bench, even with her ailments.

Retirement Looming?

With yet another medical issue in the headlines, the questions about Ginsburg’s retirement are once again circulating.

Justice Ginsburg was nominated in 1993 by then-President Bill Clinton.

She was actually the first of two Supreme Court nominations for Clinton.

A staunch liberal, Ginsburg was educated at Harvard Law.

One of her most notable achievements during her career was when she became the first woman to earn tenure at Columbia Law School.

While that is significant, Ginsburg no doubt considers her crowning achievement to be co-founding the American Civil Liberties Union’s (ACLU’s) Women’s Rights Project.

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Even though there have been rumors and calls for her retirement, Ginsburg has maintained she has no plans on stepping down.

With President Donald Trump as president, that gavel will no doubt have to be pried from her hands before she gives up that seat.

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