Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been discharged from Johns Hopkins Hospital, a Supreme Court spokesman said. “She is home and doing well”
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been discharged from Johns Hopkins Hospital, a Supreme Court spokesman said. “She is home and doing well,” the spokeswoman said.
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Ginsburg was admitted to Johns Hopkins hospital Saturday for fever and chills.
Her treatment included intravenous antibiotics.
Ginsburg has been fighting major health problems since 1999 when she was diagnosed with colon cancer.
Per the Seattle Times, Ginsburg’s symptoms abated after treatment with intravenous antibiotics and fluids, Arberg said. The justice had been admitted to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore on Friday night after an initial evaluation at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington.
Ginsburg, 86, has had surgery for lung cancer and radiation treatment for pancreatic cancer in the last year. Over the years, she has also had surgery for early-stage pancreatic cancer in 2009 and treatment for colon cancer in 1999.
Ginsburg is the senior member of the court’s four-member liberal wing. She has repeatedly vowed to stay on the court as long as her health holds and she remains mentally sharp.
She is a formidable presence on the bench, asking pointed and searching questions. But she moves gingerly, and Justice Clarence Thomas often takes her hand to help her descend the three steps behind the bench after arguments.
Were she to leave the court, President Donald Trump would have the opportunity to nominate a third justice, having appointed Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh. A successful nomination would almost certainly move the court further to the right.
This article first appeared on TheConservativeOpinion.com