U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was admitted to George Washington University Hospital early Thursday morning after breaking three ribs in a fall in her court chambers Wednesday evening.
Ginsburg, 85, returned to her home after the fall but began experiencing discomfort overnight, according to a statement from the court’s public information office. The justice then went to the hospital.
“Tests showed that she fractured three ribs on her left side and she was admitted for observation and treatment,” the statement said.
The Supreme Court is in session today for the formal investiture ceremony for Justice Brett Kavanaugh, the court’s newest justice.