Justice Ginsburg discharged from hospital

Justice Ginsburg discharged from hospital
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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader GinsburgJeff Flake: Republicans 'should hold the same position' on SCOTUS vacancy as 2016 Trump supporters chant 'Fill that seat' at North Carolina rally Momentum growing among Republicans for Supreme Court vote before Election Day MORE was discharged from the hospital Wednesday after undergoing treatment earlier this week for a benign gallbladder condition.

"She is doing well and glad to be home," a court spokesperson said.

Earlier on Wednesday Ginsburg called from the hospital to participate in oral arguments, which the Supreme Court is holding remotely by teleconference as part of its response to the coronavirus pandemic.


The previous day Ginsburg underwent non-surgical treatment for a gallbladder condition after tests revealed that a gallstone had blocked her cystic duct and caused an infection.

Ginsburg will return to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, over the coming weeks for follow-up outpatient visits and to have a gallstone non-surgically removed.

This term, the justice missed a day of oral arguments in November due to a stomach bug but returned to work later that week.

Since being appointed to the Supreme Court by former President Clinton in 1993, Ginsburg, who is considered the leader of the court’s liberal wing, has survived a total of four bouts of cancer.

The 87 year-old justice sounded a positive note earlier this year about the state of her health when she announced publicly for the first time that she was cancer free.

Updated at 7:45 p.m.