Supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in hospital after fall at court

With the recent addition of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's embattled Supreme Court pick who faced sexual assault allegations during his nomination process, they are the minority on the court.

Tests showed that she fractured three ribs on her left side, the statement said.

But these health scares have anxious Democrats who don't want Ginsburg to step down and allow President Trump to appoint his third Supreme Court justice.

"She is a very tough woman, 85 years old, falling. obviously we are praying for her". Over the summer, she admitted that she planned to serve on the Supreme Court for at least five more years.

Ginsburg has broken ribs before and continued to work despite considerable pain.

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

The next sitting of the Supreme Court begins on November 26, and Ginsburg's history suggests the injuries are not likely to keep her away.

Former US President Bill Clinton and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Just two days after the mid-term elections, the significance of Republicans maintaining control of the Senate - which confirms presidential nominees - has been put in stark relief.

Ginsburg joined the court in 1993.

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

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She was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals in 1980 by President Jimmy Carter for the District of Columbia. Fans of Notorious RBG, as she is sometimes known, immediately launched into grief - and action.

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