US Supreme Court Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg in hospital with infection

Elias Hubbard
May 6, 2020

Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said in a statement that Ginsburg is "resting comfortably".

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was hospitalized for a gallbladder condition on Tuesday, the Supreme Court announced, but is resting comfortably and it is expected she will be released in a matter of days.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent non-surgical treatment Tuesday for a benign gallbladder condition at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, a statement from the U.S. Supreme Court said. 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.

Ginsburg - often referred to as the "notorious RBG" in liberal circles - has experienced several health issues in recent years.

She also suffered a fall in 2018 and broke three ribs, which subsequently led to the discovery of cancer in her left lung. She returned to the bench, but said in August that she had received radiation therapy to treat pancreatic cancer.

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