Sotomayor Breaks Shoulder In Early Morning Fall

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Kevin Daley Supreme Court correspondent
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Justice Sonia Sotomayor fell and broke her shoulder Monday in her Washington, D.C., home.

The justice appeared in court following the incident, so the injury does not appear serious.

The Supreme Court’s public information office said Sotomayor, 63, will wear a sling for several weeks. She will also participate in several sessions with a physical therapist. She is not expected to miss any cases.

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The fall occurred Monday morning and the break was not confirmed until the afternoon. In the intervening period, Sotomayor heard a railroad tax case and a patent case.

The high court is hearing arguments this week and next, among them a challenge to President Donald Trump’s travel ban on April 25.

Monday’s incident is the second time this year that the court made a public announcement respecting Sotomayor’s health. She was treated by emergency medical personnel in January for symptoms relating to low blood sugar. The justice is a Type 1 diabetic.

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