(May 6, 2020 / JNS) U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was hospitalized on Tuesday with an infection in her gallbladder, though is expected to participate in oral arguments on Wednesday, said the Supreme Court.
“Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent non-surgical treatment for acute cholecystitis, a benign gallbladder condition, this afternoon at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland,” said the Supreme Court in a statement. “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 gall stone that had migrated to her cystic duct, blocking it and causing an infection.”
The nation’s highest court went on to say that Ginsburg, 87, “is resting comfortably and plans to participate in the oral argument teleconference tomorrow morning remotely from the hospital. She expects to stay in the hospital for a day or two. Updates will be provided as they become available.”
Ginsburg, who has sat on America’s highest court since 1993, has been experiencing health issues over the past few years.
In August 2019, she underwent radiation for a tumor on her pancreas.
In December 2018, Ginsburg underwent surgery to remove cancerous nodules from her lungs.
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