Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a prominent liberal who at the age of 85 is the oldest justice of the US Supreme Court, was admitted to hospital after falling into his office at the court the night before, fracturing three ribs, says a spokeswoman of the court.
Ginsburg went home after Wednesday's fall, but he experienced an unease overnight and went to George Washington University Hospital on Thursday morning, spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said in a statement.
Tests showed that three ribs were fractured on his left and was admitted for observation and treatment, added Arberg. The court is not scheduled to hear its subsequent arguments in cases until November 26th.
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If Ginsburg had not been able to continue serving on the field, Trump would probably have moved quickly to replace it with a conservative, moving the field further to the right. This would have important consequences for issues such as abortion, the death penalty, voting rights, rights of homosexuals, commercial disputes and presidential powers.
As the oldest justice, Ginsburg is closely guarded for any signs of deterioration of health. She survived periods of cancer and undergoes regular medical checks. The incident this week was not the first time that Ginsburg suffered an injury due to a fall – in June 2012, he fell home and broke two ribs.
Trump went to court on Thursday for a formal ceremony that welcomed Kavanaugh to the nation's highest court. Kavanaugh was sworn in for work for life last month.
The president sat with first lady Melania Trump in front of the courtroom with marble walls near the mahogany bench of the judges, and made no public comment. Some prominent Republicans of the United States Congress participated, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.