Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from a Maryland hospital Wednesday after a health scare over a possible infection, according to a spokeswoman.
Ginsburg was admitted to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore on Tuesday after experiencing fever and chills.
Initially, the Supreme Court said the 87-year-old justice expected to stay at the hospital “for a few days to receive antibiotic treatment” after doctors had to clean out a bile duct stent she had placed last year after receiving treatment for a cancerous tumor in her pancreas.
But a Supreme Court spokeswoman said Bader Ginsburg healed up quickly and was “at home and doing well” after being discharged Wednesday afternoon.
Ginsburg, who’s served on the high bench since 1993, has been treated four times for cancer.
In addition to the tumor on her pancreas last year, she was treated for colorectal cancer in 1999 and pancreatic cancer again in 2009. She had lung surgery to remove cancerous growths in December 2018.
The liberal-leaning justice earned the nickname “the notorious RBG” after participating in arguments the Supreme Court heard by telephone earlier this year while at the hospital for a gallstone infection.
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