Justice Ginsburg admitted to DC hospital after fracturing 3 ribs in fall

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was hospitalized early Nov. 8 for fracturing three ribs after falling in her office, according to USA Today.

Justice Ginsburg went home after her fall and continued to feel "discomfort" throughout the night. She went to Washington, D.C.-based George Washington University Hospital, where physicians found she had fractured three ribs and admitted her for observation and treatment.

Justice Ginsburg was appointed to the court by former President Bill Clinton in 1993. The eldest member of the court, she said earlier this year she intended to serve for several more years.

"I'm now 85," Justice Ginsburg told CNN in July. "My senior colleague, Justice John Paul Stevens, he stepped down when he was 90, so I think I have about at least five more years."

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