In 2012, Ginsburg disclosed to a reporter that she had recently broken two ribs in a fall but did not take time off because of the court's heavy workload at the time.
A statement from the court said that Ginsburg returned home Wednesday night but went to the hospital early Thursday after "experiencing discomfort overnight".
Prior to her appointment, Ms Ginsburg focused her work on women's rights and started the first law journal dedicated to the topic.
The 85-year-old fractured three ribs on her left side from the fall, according to a press release.
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But she has never missed Supreme Court arguments.
In the past decade, Ginsburg has transformed into something of a liberal icon, earning the nickname "The Notorious RBG" and appearing on late night television shows including the "The Late Show" with Stephen Colbert, where she showed off her workout routine. "My senior colleague, Justice John Paul Stevens, he stepped down when he was 90, so think I have about at least five more years".