Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is reportedly hospitalized at Johns Hopkins and receiving treatment for a possible infection. She’s said to be resting comfortably and is expected to stay in the facility for a few days to receive intravenous antibiotics.
Justice Ginsburg’s health has been a particular concern for the American public, as she’s fallen ill a few times recently. Not only is she the Supreme Court Justice with the highest approval ratings, as Above The Law reported last month, and valued for her input on cases that make it to the highest court in the nation, but people also just really admire her.
According to Sputnik News, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was evaluated for fever and chills Monday evening at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, DC. On Tuesday afternoon, she underwent a procedure at Johns Hopkins to flush out a bile duct stent, and she will remain in the facility for a few days to receive antibiotic treatment via IV. She is currently reported to be resting comfortably after the procedure.
Justice Ginsburg’s illness did not prevent her from participating in a SCOTUS dissent overnight regarding a lethal injection case. While the court split 5-4, allowing the Federal government to move forward with the death penalty in the case of Daniel Lewis Lee, USA Today reports that Ginsburg joined the dissent written by Justice Sonia Sotomayor, arguing that the push to complete the execution was too hasty and “allowing death-sentenced inmates to be executed before any court can properly consider whether their executions are unconstitutionally cruel and unusual.”
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