Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg hospitalized after fracturing ribs in fall

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was hospitalized after she fell in her office and fractured three ribs, the court said Thursday.

Ginsburg, 85, the oldest member of the high court, is known to keep working until all hours of the night, but she returned home after her fall.

Ginsburg has survived bouts with colorectal cancer and pancreatic cancer, and had a stent implanted to open a blocked artery in 2014.

President Donald Trump has appointed two justices to the court, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, since taking office. She is still in the hospital for "observation and treatment".

Ginsburg told CNN in July that she thought she had "at least five more years" left before she retired from the Supreme Court.

But Ginsburg, the court's oldest sitting justice, has consistently been adamant that she has had no intentions of retiring. President Trump and new acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker were expected to attend.

In the 2018 midterm elections, Republicans won seats in the U.S. Senate, making future Supreme Court confirmation battles easier. However, she reportedly hired clerks for the term that extends into 2020, indicating she has no plans to retire. She later apologized for what she said were inappropriate remarks.

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