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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg hospitalized at Johns Hopkins Hospital

Posted at 8:00 AM, May 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-06 08:04:13-04

BALTIMORE — On Tuesday, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg was sent to Johns Hopkins Hospital for an infection related to a benign gallbladder condition.

Ginsberg, 87, was first diagnosed on Monday and sought medical help in Washington, DC, but was later transferred to Baltimore. She is expected to stay at Johns Hopkins for a day or two, but she still continues to participate in oral arguments by phone.

The last time she was at Johns Hopkins Hospital was back in November when she had an infection. That happened just months after she received radiation for a tumor on her pancreas.

Ginsberg has been treated four times for cancer and has only missed court once, in 2018, which was the first time since she became a justice in 1993.

She’s well-known for the workouts that she does at the courthouse and we’re told she has kept that up despite the fact that the Supreme Court is not hearing oral arguments in the courtroom, but rather by phone because of the coronavirus.