Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg hospitalized with possible infection

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at an awards ceremony in February in Washington, D.C. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for DVF

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent an endoscopic procedure at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore on Tuesday to treat a possible infection. Ginsburg had a fever and chills late Monday, and she was hospitalized “to clean out a bile duct stent that was placed in late August,” court spokeswoman Kathleen Arberg said.

The 87-year-old justice is “resting comfortably and will stay in the hospital for a few days to receive intravenous antibiotic treatment,” according to a press release from the court.

Ginsburg, a cancer survivor, has been hospitalized several times in recent years.

In May she underwent nonsurgical treatment for a benign gallbladder condition and participated in oral arguments from her hospital bed.

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