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Breaking: Ruth Bader Ginsburg hospitalized after fall in her office

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks after receiving the American Law Institute's Henry J. Friendly Medal in Washington, DC, on May 14, 2018. Ginsburg was hospitalized Thursday morning for three broken ribs. (JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Update Nov. 9 11:12 a.m. ET: Supreme Court Public Information Officer Kathleen L. Arberg released a statement on Friday morning which said that “Justice Ginsburg has been discharged from the hospital. She is doing well and plans to work from home today."

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been hospitalized following a fall in her office. At 85, she is currently the oldest member of the court.

What happened?

According to a news release from Supreme Court Public Information Officer Kathleen L. Arberg, Ginsburg fell in her office on Wednesday evening, but was apparently feeling well enough afterward to go home.

“[A]fter experiencing discomfort overnight," she was admitted to George Washington University Hospital on Thursday morning. The hospital determined that “fractured three ribs on her left side." She is still in the hospital for “observation and treatment."

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fell in her office at the Court last evening. She went home, but after experiencing discomfort overnight, went to George Washington University Hospital early this morning. Tests showed that she fractured three ribs on her left side and she was admitted for observation and treatment. Updates will be provided as they become available.

Ginsburg joined the court in 1993. She was the second woman to ever be confirmed to the Supreme Court, after retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.

Ginsburg told CNN in July that she thought she had “at least five more years" left before she retired from the Supreme Court. The next oldest justice is Stephen Breyer, who is 83.

“I'm now 85," she said. “My senior colleague, Justice John Paul Stevens, he stepped down when he was 90, so think I have about at least five more years."

While the White House has not released official statement on this incident, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said that she was praying for Ginsburg, who she said was ="a very tough woman"

“I've known her for many, many years — got to see her just a few weeks ago here at the swearing-in of Justice [Brett] Kavanaugh," Conway said. “I hope she has a full and speedy recovery."

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