- Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was hospitalized Tuesday for a possible infection.
- The justice, 87, received treatment after experiencing fever and chills.
- “The Justice is resting comfortably and will stay in the hospital for a few days to receive intravenous antibiotic treatment,” court spokeswoman Kathleen Arberg said in a statement.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg participates in a discussion during the Library of Congress National Book Festival at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Saturday, August 31, 2019.
Supreme Court JusticeRuth Bader Ginsburgwas hospitalized Tuesday for a possible infection, according to a spokeswoman for the court.
The justice, 87, received treatment at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore after experiencing fever and chills. She underwent a procedure to clean a bile duct stent and will stay in the hospital for a “few days,” court spokeswoman Kathleen Arberg said in a statement.
“The Justice is resting comfortably and will stay in the hospital for a few days to receive intravenous antibiotic treatment,” she said.
Ginsburg, the oldest Supreme Court justice, has endured a range of health issues in recent years. In January, she saidshe was “cancer-free”after undergoing treatment for what was likely pancreatic cancer last year. ourney from child of immigrants to the Supreme Court
The year before, she underwent treatment for cancerous growths on her lungs.
Ginsburg and the rest of the courtjust concluded a flurry of work, issuing rulings on PresidentDonald Trump’s financial records, LGBTQ rights, abortion rights and the president’s efforts to shut down the Obama-era program to shield Dreamers from deportation, among other topics, in a two-week period.
President Bill Clinton appointed Ginsburg, a liberal stalwart, to the top U.S. court in 1993. The court currently has a 5-4 conservative majority — though it stymied some of the Republican Trump’s priorities in its recent decisions, drawing the president’s ire.