U.S. Supreme Court

Justice Ginsburg is hospitalized and treated for gallbladder condition

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been hospitalized for nonsurgical treatment of a gallbladder condition, the Supreme Court announced Tuesday.

The condition, called acute cholecystitis, was caused by a gallstone that is blocking Ginsburg’s cystic duct and causing an infection, according to a Supreme Court press release.

CNN, the New York Times and the Washington Post have coverage.

Ginsburg, 87, had outpatient tests at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C., after oral arguments Monday.

Ginsburg is currently at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore where she is “resting comfortably,” according to the press release. She expects to be in the hospital for a day or two.

Ginsburg plans to participate in oral arguments remotely from the hospital Wednesday. She participated in oral arguments Monday and Tuesday with no noticeable difference in her questioning, according to the Washington Post.

Ginsburg has had several health issues. She received radiation treatment for pancreatic cancer last year. In January, Ginsburg said she is cancer-free.

She has been treated in the past for lung, pancreatic and colon cancer. She also had heart stent surgery to open a blocked coronary artery.

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