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    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized With 3 Broken Ribs

    WASHINGTON — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a critical liberal voice on the Supreme Court, was hospitalized on Thursday morning with three broken ribs after falling in her office the day before.

    Justice Ginsburg, 85, went home after her fall on Wednesday evening and experienced discomfort during the night, a Supreme Court spokeswoman, Kathy Arberg, said in a statement. She was admitted to George Washington University Hospital on Thursday morning for observation and treatment. Doctors found three broken ribs on her left side.

    The next sitting of the Supreme Court begins Nov. 26, and Justice Ginsburg’s history suggests the injuries are not likely to keep her away. She broke two ribs in 2012, without missing work. And she returned to work quickly after undergoing a heart procedure in 2012. She is also a cancer survivor and returned to work less than three weeks after having surgery.

    Justice Ginsburg is the linchpin of the four-member liberal minority on a Supreme Court that has shifted ideologically to the right under President Trump. In less than two years in office, he has appointed two justices, and he has vowed to fill any further openings with more staunch conservatives. A third Trump appointment to the court would give it a dominant 6-to-3 conservative majority.

    Justice Ginsburg is the court’s oldest member, a reality not lost on liberals who had already been jittery about how much more time she will be able to serve.

    “I think all there is to say at this point is that I — and hopefully all of us — wish Justice Ginsburg all of the best for a full and speedy recovery,” said Erwin Chemerinsky, the dean of the law school at the University of California, Berkeley.

    Broken ribs are usually painful, and could puncture the lung, depending on the specifics of the break. Ms. Arberg, the court’s spokeswoman, did not provide additional details about how Justice Ginsburg fell or whether she fell because of another medical condition. Broken ribs typically take about six weeks to heal, but it varies from case to case.

    By midday, Mr. Trump had not publicly commented on Justice Ginsburg’s hospitalization. In the morning, the president attended a formal ceremony at the Supreme Court for Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh, who was sworn in last month. All of the other justices were there except for Justice Ginsburg.

    Mr. Trump has been critical of Justice Ginsburg, saying in 2016 that “her mind is shot” and suggesting that she resign. His sharp words came after Justice Ginsburg mocked Mr. Trump in a series of interviews. She later said she had made a mistake in publicly commenting on a candidate and promised to be more “circumspect” in the future.

    Justice Ginsburg was appointed to the court by President Bill Clinton in 1993. Originally from New York, she speaks with a hint of a Brooklyn accent and once described herself as “this little tiny little woman.”

    The justice, who is known for her lifetime of work fighting for women’s rights, was the subject of a documentary over the summer, and Hollywood is making a movie from her life story. She gained social media popularity in recent years with her own meme and nickname, “Notorious R.B.G.” As the news about Justice Ginsburg spread on social media on Thursday, some Twitter users volunteered to donate their ribs to her, and others called for protective bubble wrap to be sent her way.

    During the Obama administration, Professor Chemerinsky and other liberals called for Justice Ginsburg to step down sometime during the summer before the 2014 midterm elections so that Mr. Obama could name her successor. The Democrats went on to cede control of the Senate — and thus the ability to confirm Supreme Court justices — in those elections.

    When Justice Antonin Scalia died in 2016, Mr. Obama nominated a centrist appellate judge, Merrick B. Garland, who had been praised by both parties, to replace him. But the Republican-led Senate refused to consider his nomination so that a new president could make the decision. Mr. Trump chose Neil M. Gorsuch to replace Justice Scalia, preserving the court’s 5-to-4 split between conservatives and liberals.

    In an interview in 2013, Justice Ginsburg said that she would not base her retirement plans on who was currently in the Oval Office. She said she would stay put “as long as I can do the job full steam, and that, at my age, is not predictable.”

    Earlier this year, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, 81, announced his retirement. He had been a critical swing vote, generally voting with the court’s conservatives but at times embracing liberal views in major cases.

    Mr. Trump and Republican allies had hoped Justice Kennedy would step down so that a more conservative justice could be put in place while Senate Republicans were in the majority. Justice Kennedy was replaced by Justice Kavanaugh, one of his former clerks. The Kavanaugh nomination proceedings were the most contentious in decades, and the justice was confirmed in the closest Senate vote since the 19th century.

    A hospital spokeswoman on Thursday directed questions about Justice Ginsburg’s condition to the Supreme Court’s press office.

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    Re: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized With 3 Broken Ribs

    I hope she stays healthy enough to remain on the court... Trump has done enough Justice-stacking, thank you very much

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    I hope she has good security.

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    Re: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized With 3 Broken Ribs

    I'm convinced that if Trump isn't Satan himself, he'll be sitting on his left hand after Trump has brought Satan to Earth.

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    ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ RBG TAKE MY RIBS ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ

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    Re: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized With 3 Broken Ribs

    Quote Originally Posted by Delores Mulva View Post
    ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ RBG TAKE MY RIBS ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ

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    Re: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized With 3 Broken Ribs

    I think she needs more than your ribs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delores Mulva View Post
    ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ RBG TAKE MY RIBS ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wool View Post
    I think she needs more than your ribs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dramadon View Post
    I'm convinced that if Trump isn't Satan himself, he'll be sitting on his left hand after Trump has brought Satan to Earth.


    nah, he's Satan's "squat boy", kind of like how the Romans used the "sponge stick"
    when Auld Nick wants a dump, he wipes his ass with Trump



    on more serious note
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    "BABY, CAN YOU DIG YOUR MAN!"

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    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has cancerous nodules removed from lung

    Washington (CNN) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had two cancerous nodules removed from her left lung Friday at a New York hospital, the Supreme Court announced.

    There is no evidence of any remaining disease, says a court spokesperson, nor is there evidence of disease elsewhere in the body.

    The 85-year-old liberal icon was hospitalized last month after a fall in her office in which she fractured three ribs.

    Ginsburg has said that she'll continue to serve on the Supreme Court as long as she's able to do the job. In 1999, Ginsburg underwent surgery for colorectal cancer, and 10 years later she was treated for early stages of pancreatic cancer.

    "I said I will do this job as long as I can do it full steam," Ginsburg said Sunday during an interview following a New York City screening of "On the Basis of Sex," a feature film about her years as a young lawyer.

    She has also hired law clerks for the next two court terms.

    Dubbed the "Notorious RBG," Ginsburg marked 25 years on bench this year since her appointment to the court in 1993.

    She has become best known for her opinions related to civil rights issues, including the landmark case opening up the Virginia Military Institute to women. Her dissents in recent years have continued to energize Democrats at a time when Republicans control the executive and legislative branches of government and the Supreme Court moves rightward.

    The "Notorious RBG" meme, a play on the late rapper Notorious B.I.G., was created as a response to a 2013 dissent Ginsburg wrote when the court majority issued a milestone decision rolling back voting-rights protections.

    Before joining the bench, she pushed for women's rights in the 1970s, winning five of her six cases argued before the Supreme Court. She was the second woman to serve on the high court, following Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.


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    CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta said that given the time that elapsed between her fall in November and now, it is possible Ginsburg's physicians appeared to believe the situation was not urgent.

    "These were discovered back in early November, November 7 when she had that fall. The operation now six weeks later. So there's something important in there that doctors thought it was okay to wait six weeks," Gupta said.

    He observed that she might have waited to have the operation at a time when she had several weeks to recover. The justices do not return for official business until January 4.

    Ginsburg has appeared often in public since her early November fall.

    She attended the Medal of Freedom ceremony on November 16, where the late Justice Antonin Scalia, her best friend on the bench, was among those honored at the White House. She posed for the court's class photo on November 30, attended funeral services for President George H.W. Bush at the Washington National Cathedral on December 5, and was active during Supreme Court arguments the next day on a case involving double jeopardy.

    In the past week, Ginsburg spoke at a naturalization ceremony at the National Archives, attended the Washington screening of "On the Basis of Sex," meeting some of the cast, and was spotted sipping champagne at the French ambassador's holiday party last Thursday.

    On Saturday, she sat down for an interview with NPR's Nina Totenberg at an event hosted by the Museum of the City of New York. She revealed that she had returned to her physical trainer "immediately" after the fall, but they did "legs only."

    Full statement from the court:

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent a pulmonary lobectomy today at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Two nodules in the lower lobe of her left lung were discovered incidentally during tests performed at George Washington University Hospital to diagnose and treat rib fractures sustained in a fall on November 7. According to the thoracic surgeon, Valerie W. Rusch, MD, FACS, both nodules removed during surgery were found to be malignant on initial pathology evaluation. Post-surgery, there was no evidence of any remaining disease. Scans performed before surgery indicated no evidence of disease elsewhere in the body. Currently, no further treatment is planned. Justice Ginsburg is resting comfortably and is expected to remain in the hospital for a few days. Updates will be provided as they become available.
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    She was also spotted apparently nodding off during one of the oral arguments. I wish her a swift recovery.

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    Re: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized With 3 Broken Ribs

    But she still voted on an asylum case from her hospital bed! Not letting a little thing like cancer get in the way of her job LOL

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    But she still voted on an asylum case from her hospital bed! Not letting a little thing like cancer get in the way of her job LOL
    Meanwhile Bone Spurs in Chief could not even be bothered to take a rear with the gear job when he was drafted.
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    If I wanted to be ignored I'd go to work.

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    I honestly wish she'd resigned during one of Obama's terms.

    Her fierceness may end up screwing over the populace and the supreme court due to the fact that our current president will get to choose her successor.

    Our only hope at this point for more balance there is if she lasts until the next election and a new president (hopefully more moderate and less insane) gets to choose who takes her place.
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    On a side note to that, has anyone seen the movie "about" her, called "On the Basis of Sex"?

    I LOVE the brooklyn gumption of her answer when asked with about said movie, though:

    She's been the subject of a documentary produced by CNN, and is now featured in a Hollywood movie called "On the Basis of Sex," based on her early career as a lawyer fighting gender discrimination. Actress Felicity Jones plays Ginsburg. Her late husband, Marty Ginsburg, is played by Armie Hammer.
    When Totenberg asked her about an apparently steamy sex scene in the movie, she responded, "Marty would have loved it."
    Perfect lawyer answer to a question, and blunt.
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