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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized for Broken Ribs After Fall

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been hospitalized with broken ribs. The ribs broke in an apparent fall last night.

The following statement has been released, detailing the incident and what it means for the Justice’s health.

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There are no other updates to her condition at this time.

The news, which was just released this morning, has Washington buzzing. Ginsburg isn’t expected to be in any fatal danger, but the accident shows that age is catching up with her.

This isn’t the first time Ginsburg has broken her ribs. She fell and broke two ribs back in 2012, which she only disclosed after the fact. She reportedly didn’t find it necessary to announce the accident at the time.

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What makes this significant is that Ginsburg is a rock star among progressives and is seen as a bulwark against dangerous Trumpism on the Supreme Court. Democrats are so fearful for her health that they’re actually donating organs in case one of Ginsburg’s fails. (RELATED: Libs Are Offering to Donate Organs to Keep Ruth Bader Ginsburg Alive.)

Her sporadic actions of late have also caused many Democrats to worry that the 85-year-old justice’s health is fading. (RELATED: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Takes Long Pauses During CNN Interview.)

Earlier this summer, Ginsburg hinted that she may retire when she turns 90, giving her, at least, five more years on the bench. (RELATED: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hints at Retiring in Five Years.)

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Should Ginsburg leave the Supreme Court sometime in the next two years, President Trump would nominate his third justice to the high court. Given Ginsburg’s reputation among progressives, the fight to replace Ginsburg would make the contentious Kavanaugh hearings look like a picnic in the park.

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  • She does seem slow and confused during recent interviews. I think she should be encouraged to step down now,

  • Our politics are at odds but I don't wish the lady harm. Be generous. You, if you are lucky, will be her age sometime. Good luck Ruth.

  • Why did she fall? Just unsteady balance or something more sinister? She does have advanced Colon and Pancreatic Cancer. Broken ribs from a fall can have terribly debilitating results in a person of her age in that the immune system is compromised which limits healing.

  • her and Hilary were walking together and neither could catch the other when they fell. No word on the condition of Hilary other than stupid, evil and bitter.

  • Are you the National Enquirer? There is no way she has advanced colon or pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer, particularly, claims it's victims pretty quickly.

  • Jul 30, 2018 - Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks after a screening of “RBG,” a ... To her supporters, Ginsburg does in some ways appear to be an invincible superhero. She has survived both colon and pancreatic cancer.

    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85, fell in her office at the ... The court's oldest member, Ginsburg has survived multiple bouts with cancer

  • It is time for her to retire. Go teach some classes Some say she is still sharp. My feeling listening to her comments is that she is not the sharp lawyer that she once was. As to the broken ribs she is lucky that is all.. hips and heads at that age do not do well

  • With her failing ability to even function, she would do the office
    a great service to allow another, with mental acuity, to step in.
    Her inability to do that certainly indicates her deteriorating mental condition.

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