U.S. Supreme Court

Ginsburg is home from the hospital after treatment for fever and chills

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Supreme Court official portrait.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was back home Sunday and said to be doing well after being admitted to the hospital for treatment of chills and fever.

Ginsburg, 86, had been admitted to Johns Hopkins Hospital on Friday for observation and treatment of any possible infection, the Supreme Court announced Saturday. “With intravenous antibiotics and fluids, her symptoms have abated,” the court said.

The Washington Post, the New York Times and the National Law Journal have stories.

Ginsburg missed oral arguments Nov. 13 because of what a court spokeswoman described as a stomach bug.

Ginsburg has been treated for cancer four times. She had surgery to remove cancerous nodules from her left lung last December, was treated for pancreatic cancer in August 2019 and February 2009, and was treated for colon cancer in September 1999. She also had heart stent surgery in 2014 and broke three ribs in a fall in November 2018.

The Washington Post notes that each justice decides how much health information to disclose, and Ginsburg is “one of the more forthcoming.”

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