May 6, 2021

Ruth Ginsburg hospitalized for the second time in a month

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been admitted to hospitalized once again after undergoing a “non-surgical, minimally invasive procedure,” a SCOTUS spokesperson confirmed on Wednesday evening. 

Ginsburg, 87, was last admitted to the hospital roughly two weeks ago for an infection. She also revealed that she has been receiving treatment for liver cancer for several months as well.

“Justice Ginsburg underwent a minimally invasive non-surgical procedure today at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City to revise a bile duct stent that was originally placed at Sloan Kettering in August 2019,” the court statement said.

“According to her doctors, stent revisions are common occurrences and the procedure, performed using endoscopy and medical imaging guidance, was done to minimize the risk of future infection,” the statement continued.

Further details about Ginsburg’s latest health episode have not been released, but the court revealed that Ginsburg is “resting comfortably” and is expected to be released from the hospital by the end of the week.

Ginsburg has not provided any further updates in regard to her ongoing cancer treatment since her initial announcement in mid-July. She said at the time that the chemotherapy course is “yielding positive results.”

She has also indicated that she plans to continue to serve on the court until it is no longer physically possible, and said that she is working “full steam” despite her recent slew of health problems.

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