The 85-year-old woman, nicknamed RBG, was admitted "for observation and treatment" early on Thursday morning after her Wednesday fall because she experienced discomfort overnight. She went home for the night because she didn't think it was that serious, NBC News explains. In 2012, Ginsburg fractured two ribs.
Ginsburg is the second female justice fo the U.S. Supreme Court.
Ginsburg, 85, is the oldest justice serving in the court.
There's precedent for her lengthy service, as Justices Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. and John Paul Stevens were both 90 when they retired. She described him as her biggest supporter and "the only young man I dated who cared that I had a brain". His previous appointments, Associate Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, have already tilted the balance of the court to the right. President Donald Trump has appointed two Supreme Court justices since taking office, and another opening on the bench could ensure conservative control of the court for decades.
"He certainly has appointed a large number of justices for any president in the first two years of their term", Golden said.
The court said that more information would be provided as it became available.
Ginsburg, who is a two-time survivor of cancer, has said she has no near-term plans of slowing down or retiring.
Despite all these health setbacks, Ginsburg has come back stronger than ever and even recently spoke about how long she intends to remain in her seat.
Lawmakers took to Twitter to express their thoughts on Ginsburg and send warm wishes.
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.