Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Justice Ruth Ginsburg

US Supreme Court judge, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been hospitalised after fracturing three ribs in a fall in her office, the court said on Thursday.

Ginsburg went home after the fall, which happened on Wednesday evening, but decided to go to the hospital “after experiencing discomfort overnight”.

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“Tests showed that she fractured three ribs on her left side and she was admitted for observation and treatment,” the court said.

Ginsburg, who was appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1993, is one of four liberal justices on the nine-member court.

Since taking office, President Donald Trump has appointed two conservative justices to the court, shifting it to the right.

Ginsburg was the second woman to be named to the nation’s highest court.