Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg hospitalized after fall at court

Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg hospitalized after fall at court

Some have even offered their lives up in her stead to the Almighty.

"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.

People, especially younger people, were offering the octogenarian affectionately known as RBG their own ribs on social media Thursday morning.

"If Ruth Bader Ginsburg needs any of my bones or internal organs I don't need mine".

Ginsburg was not present at Thursday's investiture of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Trump's appointee confirmed last month that gave the court a solid 5-4 conservative majority.

Of course, not all were so ghoulish or overly dramatic.

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"We are praying for her and we know how tough she is".

By midmorning, Trump had not publicly commented on Ginsburg's hospitalization.

The court says the fall occurred Wednesday evening. She added: "I hope she has a full and speedy recovery". The extent of Ginsburg's injury was not clear. The couple met on a blind date when she was 17 years old.

Ginsburg's health has become the subject of much attention in recent years.

In 2012, Ginsburg disclosed to a reporter that she had recently broken two ribs in a fall but did not take time off because of the court's heavy workload at the time. Ruth also had a stent placed in her coronary artery in November 2014. She also was hospitalized after a bad reaction to medicine in 2009.

The oldest member of the Supreme Court, Ginsburg has served on the court for more than 25 years and is considered one of the court's more liberal justices.

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