S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been taken to the hospital and is being treated for a possible infection.
“Justice Ginsburg was admitted to The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland early this morning for treatment of a possible infection,” court spokesperson Kathleen Arberg announced.
“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.
Ginsburg had a non-surgical treatment for a gallbladder condition last May, yet she participated in the oral arguments by telephone while still recovering from her hospital room.
In December 2018, Ginsburg had two cancerous nodules removed from her left lung after suffering from fractured ribs in a fall.
This led to her missing oral arguments for the first time, yet she was still able to participate in the cases by reading transcripts.
The 87-year-old judge health has been constantly monitored in liberal America, and many of her supporters panic every time she falls ill.
The liberal icon was dubbed the “Notorious RBG” in 2013, when she wrote a dissent after the court majority issued a milestone decision rolling back voting-rights protections.
She continues to live up to her reputation, when she filed a fierce dissent when the court majority allowed the Trump administration to expand exemptions on the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate.
“This Court leaves women workers to fend for themselves, to seek contraceptive coverage from sources other than their employer’s insurer, and, absent another available source of funding, to pay for contraceptive services out of their own pockets,” she wrote.
As per Ginsburg’s observations, the new rules set by the administration means “between 70,500 and 126,400 women of childbearing age” would lose coverage.