Ginsburg Fractures Ribs in Fall

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was hospitalized Thursday after fracturing three ribs on her left side in a fall at her office a day earlier.

Ginsburg, at 85 the court’s oldest member, initially went home after the accident in her Supreme Court office. But she later was admitted to George Washington University Hospital “for observation and treatment” after experiencing some discomfort.

Ginsburg has survived a series of health scares. She broke two ribs in a fall in 2012, has had two prior bouts with cancer, and had a stent implanted to open a blocked artery in 2014.