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Justice Ginsburg Leaves Hospital After Gallbladder Treatment

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from a Maryland hospital Wednesday evening, just hours after she participated in oral arguments from her hospital room at Johns Hopkins University Hospital.

The 87-year-old justice underwent a non-surgical treatment for a benign gallbladder condition on Tuesday.

According to a release from the Supreme Court, Ginsburg underwent outpatient tests following oral arguments earlier this week. Those tests confirmed that she was suffering from a gallstone, which was causing an infection.

In a statement obtained by CNN, Ginsburg says she “is doing well and glad to be home.”

The justice will return to the hospital for follow-up outpatient visits over the next few weeks, in order to remove the gallstone non-surgically.

Supreme Court oral arguments were held electronically for the first time this week, due to the pandemic.

Ginsburg is the second-longest service justice on the bench, behind Justice Clarence Thomas.

She has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer twice, and had lung surgery in December 2018 to remove cancerous growths. In 1999, she underwent surgery to treat colorectal cancer.

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