Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has become a pop culture icon as well as the liberal face of the Supreme Court.
On Wednesday evening, Justice Ginsburg fell in her office at the US Supreme Court and went to the hospital, where doctors discovered she had fractured three ribs. The reaction from the liberal corners of social media was an instantaneous mixture of well-wishes and barely-suppressed horror.
"#RuthBaderGinsburg DON'T YOU DARE DIE WE NEED YOU!" wrote one.