Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was hospitalized Thursday after fracturing three ribs on her left side in a fall at her office a day earlier, the court said in a news release.
A press release from the Supreme Court press office said Justice Ginsburg was taken to George Washington University Hospital Thursday morning, after "experiencing discomfort overnight".
Ginsburg was admitted to the hospital for treatment and observation after tests showed she fractured three ribs. Ginsburg in 2012 fractured two ribs in a fall and remained mum about the incident for several months. In 2014, Ginsburg had a stent placed in her right coronary artery and has survived cancer multiple times.
President Donald Trump, who nominated Mr Kavanaugh and described the claims against him as a "hoax", is due to attend his investiture.
Ms Ginsburg has sat on the Supreme Court since 1993 after being appointed by President Bill Clinton and is seen as the most senior justice on the court's liberal wing. She is the eldest of the justices, but has not indicated that she plans to retire anytime soon.