Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was just hospitalized again
The Supreme Court of the United States has just informed the public that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been hospitalized due to an infection.
Ginsburg is 87 years-old and was battling cancer as early as last August. Republicans are salivating at the prospect of a Republican president like Trump replacing her with another conservative justice. Even though they have already formed a conservative majority, they'd love to further tilt the court right.
Ginsburg was reported to have undergone treatment for a gallbladder condition she was suffering from that had migrated to her cystic duct, which caused a blockage. She is "resting comfortably" now a court spokeswoman said. She was treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.
Kathy Arberg claims Ginsburg will not be leaving the hospital to participate in the court's oral arguments on Wednesday, but nothing prevented her from attending remotely from the comfort of her hospital bed.
Updates will be provided on her condition as they come in.
Last fall, Ginsburg claimed she had no plans on retiring early.
"The work is really what saved me, because I had to concentrate on reading the briefs, doing a draft of an opinion, and I knew it had to get done. So I had to get past whatever my aches and pains were just to do the job."
She added, "There was a senator, I think it was after my pancreatic cancer, who announced with great glee that I was going to be dead within six months," she told Totenberg. "That senator, whose name I have forgotten, is now himself dead, and I am very much alive."