A court spokesperson confirmed today that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was hospitalized again this week, this time for a possible infection.
The 87-year old justice is said to be “resting comfortably” following her visit at Johns Hopkins Hospital after her treatment for fever, chills, and a cleaning of a bile duct stent.
Spokesperson Kathleen Arberg announced, “Justice Ginsburg was admitted to The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland early this morning for treatment of a possible infection,” Arberg said in a statement. “She was initially evaluated at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C. last night after experiencing fever and chills. She underwent an endoscopic procedure at Johns Hopkins this afternoon to clean out a bile duct stent that was placed last August. The Justice is resting comfortably and will stay in the hospital for a few days to receive intravenous antibiotic treatment.”
This stay is the latest in a long list of visits for the court’s oldest justice.
She has been in the hospital twice since November for infections. She also received radiation treatment last August in New York for a growing tumor on her pancreas.
Concerns for her health have been growing in recent years but the Justice has made clear she has no intention of stepping down from the court.