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RBG Hospitalized

The Supreme Courts oldest Justice is back in the hospital with a possible infection.


Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is back in the hospital, a place she has been often over the last couple years. 

Here’s CBS with the story:

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was admitted to the hospital early Tuesday morning, the Supreme Court said. She is being treated for a possible infection.

“The Justice is resting comfortably and will stay in the hospital for a few days to receive intravenous antibiotic treatment,” said court spokesperson Kathleen Arberg in a statement Tuesday.  

Ginsburg was initially evaluated at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C., on Monday night after experiencing a fever and chills. She then underwent a endoscopic procedure at Johns Hopkins on Tuesday to clean out a bile duct stent that was placed in August 2019.

The 87-year-old justice has had several health issues over the past few years, including a hospitalization in May for acute cholecystitis, which was described as a “benign gallbladder condition.” She participated in oral arguments via teleconference.”

As noted by PBS, Ginsburg has been treated for Pancreatic Cancer as recently as last year:

Ginsburg, who was appointed by President Bill Clinton and joined the court in 1993, has been treated four times for cancer. In addition to the tumor on her pancreas last year, she was previously treated for colorectal cancer in 1999 and pancreatic cancer in 2009. She had lung surgery to remove cancerous growths in December 2018.

Speaking at a news conference in the Rose Garden on Tuesday evening, President Donald Trump was asked about Ginsburg. He said he hadn’t heard she had been hospitalized. “I wish her the best. I hope she’s better,” he said."

When someone has been hospitalized so many times in recent years and could not even attend oral arguments, it may be time to question how fit that person is to interpret and decide the laws of this country soundly. 

While I wish RBG nothing but the best of health, I can't help but wonder if she would have retired by now if President Trump didn't rain on the liberal's parade years ago. 


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