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Ginsburg hospitalized with “chills and fever” (UPDATED)

UPDATED: The Supreme Court’s Public Information Office reported on Sunday afternoon that Ginsburg had been discharged from the hospital; she is “home and doing well.”

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was admitted to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore on Friday night. The Supreme Court announced tonight that the 86-year-old Ginsburg, who has been treated for cancer four times, was “initially evaluated at Sibley Memorial Hospital” in Washington, D.C., after she experienced “chills and fever.” Ginsburg was then transferred to Johns Hopkins, the court reported, “for further evaluation and treatment of any possible infection.” After receiving intravenous antibiotics and fluids, Ginsburg’s “symptoms have abated and she expects to be released from the hospital as early as Sunday morning.”

The Supreme Court is currently in recess. The justices will return to the bench again on December 2, when they will hear oral argument in a challenge to New York City’s now-repealed ban on transporting licensed handguns outside the city’s limits.

Recommended Citation: Amy Howe, Ginsburg hospitalized with “chills and fever” (UPDATED), SCOTUSblog (Nov. 23, 2019, 7:02 PM),