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Chief Justice Ginsburg “Doing Well” After Being Released from Hospital

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was discharged from the hospital Wednesday afternoon, after being treated for a possible infection.

“Justice Ginsburg has been discharged from the hospital,” according to a court spokeswoman. “She is home and doing well.”

The 87-year-old Supreme Court justice was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore on Tuesday “after experiencing fever and chills,” spokeswoman Kathleen Arberg said.

“She underwent an endoscopic procedure at Johns Hopkins this afternoon to clean out a bile duct stent that was placed last August,” Arberg said Tuesday, while announcing Ginsburg’s hospitalization. “The Justice is resting comfortably and will stay in the hospital for a few days to receive intravenous antibiotic treatment.”

Ginsburg was treated for pancreatic cancer last August. She also missed oral arguments in January of last year, after undergoing surgery to remove two cancerous nodules from her left lung.

At the time, the Justice ended up participating in the cases by reading transcripts.

In November 2018, Justice Ginsburg was also treated for three ribs that were fractured during a fall in her office.

President Trump told reporters Tuesday that he hopes Ginsburg is feeling better and praised her for “actually giving me some good rulings.”

“I wish her the best. I hope she’s better. I didn’t hear that, actually. She was just hospitalized? No, that’s too bad,” he said in the White House Rose Garden. “No, I wish her the best. She’s actually giving me some good rulings.”