United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is “doing well” after she was discharged from the hospital on Wednesday.
Ginsburg, 87, was admitted to the hospital on Tuesday amid concerns about a possible infection.
As the Washington Examiner reports, a spokesperson addressed concerns about Ginsburg’s health and said: “She is home and doing well.”
The courtroom initially announced Ginsburg’s hospitalization in a statement on Tuesday. The statement, however, said the Supreme Court justice would remain in the hospital “for a few days.”
“Justice Ginsburg was admitted to The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland early this morning for treatment of a possible infection,” the statement read via the Washington Examiner.
“She was initially evaluated at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C. last night after experiencing fever and chills,” the court’s statement continued. “She underwent an endoscopic procedure at Johns Hopkins this afternoon to clean out a bile duct stent that was placed last August.”
“The Justice is resting comfortably and will stay in the hospital for a few days to receive intravenous antibiotic treatment,” it concluded.
The Washington Examiner adds:
Ginsburg has battled a series of illnesses as a Supreme Court justice but has maintained her judicial duties. In September 2019, she had a malignant tumor removed. In 1999 and 2009, she was treated for colon cancer and pancreatic cancer, respectively.
The political community has been particularly concerned about Ginsburg’s health—especially during a global pandemic—as she could potentially leave a vacancy in the nation’s highest court should she choose to retire. She has previously promised to remain at her post through President Trump’s time in office.