[Vision2020] Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg hospitalized after fall in her office

Moscow Cares moscowcares at moscow.com
Thu Nov 8 06:46:57 PST 2018

Begging the question . . .

Will this injury force Justice Ginsburg to retire and, thus, forcing a vacancy on the Supreme Court . . . a vacancy to be filled by Trump?

Courtesy of USA Today at:


Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg hospitalized after fall in her office

WASHINGTON – Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is in the hospital after falling in her office Wednesday night, the Court announced in a statement on Thursday. 

Ginsburg, 85, went home after the fall but continued to experience "discomfort overnight" and went to George Washington Hospital early Thursday. Tests revealed she fractured three ribs and she "was admitted for observation and treatment," according to the statement.

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. 

She wrote the first opinion of the Supreme Court’s term this year on age discrimination. Known for her work ethic, the action marked the third consecutive year in which Ginsburg has authored the first opinion of the term. Chief Justice John Roberts has remarked in the past about Ginsburg’s speedy delivery of opinions.

Earlier this year, Ginsburg said she intended to stay on the bench for at least five more years. 

"I'm now 85," Ginsburg said in July, according to CNN. "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."

In recent years, she has gained celebrity status among progressives – who lovingly refer to her as the "Notorious RBG" – and was the subject a recent documentary, "RBG."


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Tom Hansen
Moscow, Idaho
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