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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized With 3 Broken Ribs

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was hospitalized Thursday morning with three broken ribs, after falling in her office Wednesday evening, the New York Times reported.

Ginsburg went home after her fall, but experienced discomfort throughout the night, Kathy Arberg, a Supreme Court spokeswoman, said in a statement. Doctors at George Washington University Hospital found three broken ribs on her left side.

She last broke two ribs after falling in 2012, according to the New York Daily News. She also battled cancer twice and got a stent in 2014 to open a blocked artery.

Over the summer, the 85-year-old Supreme Court Justice celebrated her 25th year on the bench. She said she hopes to remain on the court for another five years.

Alyssa Fisher is a news writer at the Forward. Email her at [email protected], or follow her on Twitter at @alyssalfisher

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