Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been hospitalized after she fell in her office on Wednesday, fracturing three ribs.
After the fall, the 85-year-old Supreme Court justice went home, but continued to feel “discomfort” throughout the night. She went to the hospital where test revealed she had three fractured ribs.
She was then “admitted for observation and treatment,” USA Today reported.
“Ginsburg, the court's senior justice, has served on the court for more than 25 years after being appointed by former President Bill Clinton in 1993. She is considered the leader of the liberal wing of the court,” the report added.
Ginsburg previously said she plans on staying on the bench for at least five more years, which would prevent President Donald Trump from replacing her even if he is re-elected.
"I'm now 85. 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,” she said in July.
President Trump has already appointed two Supreme Court justices in Neil Gorusch and Brett Kavanaugh. Appointing a third would be quite the legacy for the Republican president.
There was some premature speculation that Ginsburg may be nearing retirement, but there's no evidence she has any interest in stepping down any time soon.
We join Franklin Graham in offering thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery for Ginsburg.