Bader Ginsburg was found to have fractured three ribs on her left side during her fall. "She also was hospitalized after a bad reaction to medicine in 2009". She was held for observation and treatment, and is expected to make a full recovery.
"I'm now 85", Ginsburg said.
In her absence, the court went ahead Thursday with a courtroom ceremony welcoming new Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who joined the court last month. "I can't promise they were good jokes but they were jokes". She has had two prior bouts with cancer and had a stent implanted to open a blocked artery in 2014.
As one of four liberal justices on the nine-member court, her loss would give US President Donald Trump another opportunity to reinforce its conservative tilt.More news: Ronaldo bemoans Juve's Champions League 'present' to Manchester United
She was appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1993 and has been a steady liberal voice on the court. She also had surgery to treat colon cancer in 1999. She is known to have criticized Trump in an interview during the 2016 presidential campaign.
"I'm now 85", she told the New York Times. Citing Justice John Paul Stevens, who continued until the age of 90, she's said that she wants to continue for at least another five.
The court's oldest justice fell Wednesday evening, the court said.
Eric Kohn of Indiewire said the film's "sunny approach is out of touch with the times", adding that had it been made 30 years ago, it would be "a cheesy tearjerker with objective", but that "the non-fiction treatment is forced into heavy-handed dramaturgy and becomes an antiquated soap opera".