Ruth Bader Ginsburg Breaks 3 Ribs in Office Fall

Leroy Wright
November 8, 2018

Support for Ginsburg, and also concern for the balance of power on the Supreme Court, also poured in on social media after the court announced her fall.

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Typical recovery time for broken ribs is about six weeks, according to WebMD, so it's possible that Ginsburg could be back on the bench before the year ends. Tests showed that she fractured three ribs on her left side, the statement said.

In her absence, the court was going ahead Thursday with a courtroom ceremony welcoming new Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who joined the court last month. Her husband died in 2010 at age 78 of cancer.

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"I'm now 85", she told CNN.

Ginsburg leads the court's liberal wing.

Asked past year if she was contemplating retirement, she said, "As long as I can do the job full steam, I will do it".

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