Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the court’s leading liberal, has been admitted to a hospital Thursday morning after falling in her office on Wednesday night, reports NPR.
Ginsburg, 85, fractured three ribs on her left side in the fall, according to a statement issued by the Supreme Court’s Public Information Office.
Kathy Arberg, the court’s press secretary, said Ginsburg fell in her office Wednesday night and is being treated at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C.
“She went home, but after experiencing discomfort overnight, went to George Washington University Hospital early this morning,” she said. “Tests showed that she fractured three ribs on her left side and she was admitted for observation and treatment.”
Ginsburg, a President Bill Clinton appointee, has been a member of the court since 1993.