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Ginsburg hospitalized with “benign gall bladder condition”

The Supreme Court announced tonight that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was treated this afternoon at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore for a benign gallbladder condition. The 87-year-old justice underwent outpatient tests at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington after Monday’s oral argument, the court’s Public Information Office reported, “that confirmed she was suffering from a gallstone that had migrated to her cystic duct, blocking it and causing an infection.”

Ginsburg is “resting comfortably,” according to tonight’s press release, and expects to participate in oral arguments tomorrow from the hospital – joining her colleagues, who will also be participating by telephone because of the COVID-19 crisis. Ginsburg “expects to remain in the hospital for a day or two.”

This post was originally published at Howe on the Court.

Recommended Citation: Amy Howe, Ginsburg hospitalized with “benign gall bladder condition”, SCOTUSblog (May. 5, 2020, 9:05 PM),