Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized After Infection

Ruben Hill
May 6, 2020

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was hospitalized Tuesday afternoon for "a benign gallbladder condition" that had caused an infection, according to Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg.

The development coincides with the U.S. Supreme Court's historic live-streaming of its oral arguments in which the justices are participating by telephone because of the coronavirus. She initially sought medical attention on Monday when the gallstone was first diagnosed.

Ginsburg is now "resting comfortably" and will participate in Wednesday's oral arguments by phone from the hospital.

The 87-year-old participated in questioning on Monday and Tuesday by phone during the court's first livestreamed proceedings. "She expects to stay in the hospital for a day or two".

She received radiation treatment for pancreatic cancer in August.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been hospitalized with a gallbladder infection.

The frail-looking liberal icon also bounced back from lung surgery to remove cancerous growths in December 2018. She says she plans to remain on the bench until she turns 90.

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