Justice Ginsburg hospitalized but will participate in oral argument by teleconference

Ginsburg is "resting comfortably" after undergoing treatment for an infection, Supreme Court says.

Updated: May 5, 2020 - 10:16pm

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is hospitalized with an infection related to a gallstone  but is planning to attend Wednesday oral arguments via teleconference. 

The 87-year-old was treated Tuesday for "a benign gallbladder condition," according to a Supreme Court press release that said Ginsburg is "resting comfortably.”

"Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent non-surgical treatment for acute cholecystitis, a benign gallbladder condition, this afternoon at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland,” the court said. 

“Following oral arguments on Monday, the Justice underwent outpatient tests at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C., that confirmed she was suffering from a gallstone that had migrated to her cystic duct, blocking it and causing an infection,” it added. 

Ginsburg expects to stay in the hospital for a day or two.

The Court on Monday held its first oral arguments via teleconference.

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