Ginsburg participates in Supreme Court arguments from hospital bed after latest health scare

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was hospitalized on Tuesday for a gallbladder procedure — but it appears she is not letting the experience interfere with her work.

According to Breitbart, Ginsburg joined her fellow jurists remotely from her hospital bed on Wednesday, when oral arguments on the high court resumed. 

In fact, despite the infection, the so-called “Notorious RBG” was reportedly vocal during discussions about an ongoing reproductive rights case.

“Plans to participate in the oral arguments”

The Supreme Court issued a statement on Tuesday confirming that Ginsburg “underwent non-surgical treatment for acute cholecystitis, a benign gallbladder condition, this afternoon at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland,” Breitbart reported.

The justice was first admitted to Sibley Memorial Hospital in D.C. following Monday’s oral arguments, the Supreme Court’s statement explained, and testing revealed that “she was suffering from a gallstone that had migrated to her cystic duct, blocking it and causing an infection.”

According to the court, the 87-year-old justice was “resting comfortably” ahead of her participation in Wednesday’s “oral argument teleconference,” as the Supreme Court called it. She was released from the hospital later that day, Fox News reported.

In a subsequent statement, the high court said Ginsburg “is doing well and glad to be home,” according to Fox.

Beating the odds

The gallbladder procedure is the latest in a series of highly publicized health problems that Ginsburg has suffered from over the past several years.

In December 2018, Ginsburg underwent a procedure to remove two cancerous nodules from her lungs, which were discovered after a fall earlier in the year that left her with three broken ribs, as NBC News reported.

She was also diagnosed with pancreatic cancer nearly a decade earlier, going on to make a full recovery from the often-fatal form of the disease. At the age of 66, she underwent an operation to treat colon cancer, The Washington Post reported.

Ginsburg has also experienced cardiac issues requiring the installation of a heart stent in November 2014, according to USA Today.

Regardless of her ideological stance, Americans join in wishing Ginsburg well during her latest hospitalization. Thanks to advancements in technology, the resilient octogenarian can keep working without missing a beat.

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