SCOTUS Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized with Fractured Ribs

HeadlineNov 09, 2018

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was hospitalized after a fall Wednesday evening resulted in three fractured ribs. The health of the liberal 85-year-old justice—the oldest sitting justice on the Supreme Court bench—has come under increased scrutiny in recent years. She previously fractured two ribs in 2012 and is a double cancer survivor. Once news of her fall became public, many took to social media to offer their support. Actress Alyssa Milano wrote, “Ruth Bader Ginsburg can have my ribs. And my kidneys and a lung. And anything else she needs. She can even have my husband on Thursdays.”

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