When we hear that paramedics visited the home of a Supreme Court Justice, we’re more likely to think of the soon to be 85-year-old Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg or even the 81-year-old Justice Anthony Stevens, but that’s not who the paramedics paid a visit to this morning.

President Barack Obama talks with Justice Sotomayor prior to her Investiture Ceremony at the Supreme Court September 8, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Paramedics treated Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor for low blood sugar at her home on Friday morning.

Emergency medical services were called to Sotomayor’s home near the Columbia Heights neighborhood of Washington, D.C., Politico reported.

Barack Obama with his Supreme Court Justice appointee Sonya Sotomayor.

According to a Supreme Court spokesman, Sotomayor was treated by emergency medical services, did not require hospitalization, and was able to continue with her scheduled workday.

“She experienced symptoms of low blood sugar at her home this morning. She was treated by emergency medical services and is doing fine,” the spokesman said. “She’s at work and following her usual schedule and will be participating in all planned activities over the weekend.”

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Sotomayor, 63, suffers from type 1 diabetes and uses insulin regularly to manage her condition, according to Politico.

More than an hour before her nomination became official, Sotomayor had already been branded a “liberal judicial activist of the first order” by the conservative Judicial Confirmation Network. Said Wendy Long, counsel to the organization: “She has an extremely high rate of her decisions being reversed, indicating that she is far more of a liberal activist than even the current liberal activist Supreme Court.” – WFB


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