United States Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg Hospitalized for Gallbladder Infection
WASHINGTON: Justice of the United States Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg , one of the four liberal judges in the United States' superior court, was hospitalized with a benign gallbladder infection, the court said Tuesday.
Ginsbug was treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore after a gallstone migrated to her cystic duct, blocking it and causing an infection.
Ginsburg will spend a day or two in the hospital to recover from the non-surgical procedure, the court said.
The judge is resting comfortably and plans to participate in the oral argument teleconference tomorrow morning remotely from the hospital, the statement continued.
Ginsburg was appointed to court by the president Bill clinton in 1993. A hugely popular liberal stalwart and unwitting social media icon, she is fondly known as The Notorious RBG, a riff about the murdered rapper The Notorious B.I.G.
The 87-year-old patient already received several health problems: she was hospitalized for chills and fever in 2019, and earlier that year she completed an outpatient radiotherapy course for a malignant tumor located in the pancreas.
Ginsburg was treated for colon cancer in 1999, and a decade later, pancreatic cancer that was detected at an early stage. In December 2018, two nodules were removed from his lung.
His recent repeated health problems have sparked speculation about a possible retirement, which would allow the conservative president of the United States. USA Donald trump to nominate a replacement.
Justices of the United States Supreme Court are appointed for life. Ginsburg has repeatedly said that he will only retire when he feels unable to handle the workload.