Ginsburg, 85, hospitalized after fracturing 3 ribs in fall

09 November, 2018, 05:51 | Author: Sheila Harris
  • Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Luckily, her tumor was detected at an early stage, and she was able to quickly return to her seat on the Supreme Court bench. In 2012, Ginsburg fractured two ribs. Ruth also had a stent placed in her coronary artery in November 2014. The severity depends in part on whether the ribs are cracked or broken all the way through, and how many are broken.

Although small in stature, Ginsburg has developed an out-sized reputation as an outspoken justice and the leader of the court's liberal wing.

It's too early for any word on Justice Ginsburg's path to recovery just yet - but definitely makes ya think. She has beaten pancreatic and colon cancer, the two deadliest forms of the disease. She later apologized for what she said were inappropriate remarks.

But the real heart problems today are the ones that progressives are having reading about Ginsburg in the hospital.

"I feel so strongly about the topic because I've seen first-hand how vital it is for all citizens to understand our Constitution and unique system of government, and participate actively in their communities", she wrote.

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She is considered the leader of the court's four liberal members, and a well-known champion of women's rights, most notably establishing "an important gender equality precedent" in 1996's United States v. Virginia court case. "She is a true force of nature, an extraordinary human being and we need her on the Supreme Court more than ever".

"I pray for Ruth Bader Ginsberg every day", Democratic Senator Bob Menendez said Sunday.

If Ginsburg steps down during the Trump administration, the president will choose another appointee.

Following the press release of Ginsburg's accident, Twitter users were quick to have their crushing reactions heard.

She is the subject of both a recent documentary, RBG, and a forthcoming feature film, On the Basis of Sex, in which she is played by actress Felicity Jones.

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