Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was hospitalized Tuesday due to concerns the 87-year-old may be suffering from an infection.
An official statement from the Supreme Court reveals that “Ginsburg was admitted to the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland early this morning for treatment of a possible infection,” and that Ginsburg was originally treated for “fever and chills” at Sibley Memorial Hospital last night.
Ginsberg also “underwent an endoscopic procedure at John Hopkins this afternoon to clean out a bile duct stent that was placed last August” for a benign gallbladder issue.
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Ginsburg was able to continue her work from the hospital on Tuesday afternoon, though the phone connection to her hospital room was reportedly poor, and Ginsburg reportedly sounded weak throughout the call.
Ginsburg has suffered several medical scares in recent years, ranging from a fall to lung cancer, but has maintained her role on the Supreme Court throughout her illnesses.
Ginsburg, who will turn 88 in 2021, is one of the oldest Supreme Court Justices in the history of the United States, second only to Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., who served from 1900-1932 and was 90 years old when he retired.
This is a breaking news story and may be updated with additional information as it becomes available.