September 24, 2020

Justice Ginsburg Was Just Hospitalized With An Infection [Developing]

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been hospitalized for treatment after it was confirmed by doctors that her gallbladder had become infected.

The Supreme Court released a statement on Tuesday evening announcing that the 87-year-old justice was admitted to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore to receive “non-surgical treatment” for the condition, commonly known as acute cholecystitis.

“Following oral arguments on Monday, the Justice underwent outpatient tests at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C., that confirmed she was suffering from a gallstone that had migrated to her cystic duct, blocking it and causing an infection,” the statement read.

Justice Ginsburg will reportedly stay at the hospital for one or two more days to rest after treatment, and according to the court’s statement is “resting comfortably.”

The health event will not interfere with Ginsburg’s plans to participate in the court’s Wednesday hearing, which she will attend via teleconference from the hospital.

Ginsburg has dealt with a bevy of health issues over the last several years, and is particularly susceptible to complications of COVID-19 due to her advanced age, though that reportedly hasn’t stopped her from continuing to work out with a personal trainer at the court.

Ginsburg was also hospitalized in late November after suffering flu-like symptoms, though an official diagnosis was not disclosed.

Prior to that incident, Ginsburg underwent treatment after a malignant tumor was found on her pancreas in August. She has had multiple other bouts with cancer as well.

Ginsburg has remained resilient throughout her many health events and has said in the past that she would like to continue to serve on the court until she is at least 90 if her health allows it.

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