87 year-old and four-time cancer survivor, Justice Ruther Bader Ginsburg has been hospitalized according to a Tuesday press release from the Supreme Court.
Ginsburg has been taken to the hospital and treated for a possible infection, according to a court spokeswoman.
Justice Ginsburg in hospital again — expected to be there a few days after being treated for possible infection, SCOTUS says in statement. She's 87 and a four-time cancer survivor. pic.twitter.com/svsdmnC2ME
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“Justice Ginsburg was admitted to The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland early this morning for treatment of a possible infection,” spokeswoman Kathleen Arberg said Tuesday.“She was initially evaluated at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C. last night after experiencing fever and chills. She underwent an endoscopic procedure at Johns Hopkins this afternoon to clean out a bile duct stent that was placed last August. The Justice is resting comfortably and will stay in the hospital for a few days to receive intravenous antibiotic treatment.”
The statement said the justice “is resting comfortably and will stay in the hospital for a few days to receive intravenous antibiotic treatment.”
The Justice’s most recent hospitalization is just one of a lengthy history of medical issues while serving on the high court. Ginsburg has proven adept at continuing her job without interruption amid multiple obstacles. When the justices heard oral arguments by telephone in May due to the coronavirus pandemic, Ginsburg participated from her hospital room, according to CNN.
As a result, her health has come under increased scrutiny as the court grapples with wide-reaching cases that can transform American law. Since coming to office, President Donald Trump has made two appointments, Neil Gorsuch in 2017 and Brett Kavanaugh in 2018, deepening the conservative tilt.
Trump told reporters Tuesday that he hopes Ginsburg is feeling better and praised her for “actually giving me some good rulings.”