Justice RBG Hospitalized In Baltimore Hospital But Comfortable

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In times of great crisis such as the United States faces today with a deadly pandemic sweeping the country, unemployment at its highest rate since The Great Depression, and a growing cacophony of civil unrest, America looks to its heroes for safety and assurance. On Tuesday, a Supreme Court spokeswoman announced that one of those heroes has been hospitalized.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was hospitalized in Baltimore on Tuesday for treatment of a fever and chills possibly related to an infection. She is currently being treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

NBC affiliate WFLA reports that:

‘Justice Ginsburg was admitted to the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland early Tuesday morning. The Supreme Court said Ginsburg was evaluated at a hospital in Washington, D.C. Monday night after experiencing a fever and chills. She underwent an endoscopic procedure Tuesday.’

Amidst growing concerns over the coronavirus’s affect on people of advanced age, the 87-year-old’s fever and chills sound a frightening alarm. RBG’s symptoms were apparently related, however, to a bile duct stent that needed treatment. She is said to be resting and under observation.

According to CNN, Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathleen Arberg said that:

‘Justice Ginsburg was admitted to The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland early this morning for treatment of a possible infection…She was initially evaluated at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C. last night after experiencing fever and chills. 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.’

In case anyone was worried about Justice Ginsberg’s ability to serve on the bench after bouts with cancer and other hospitalizations, a recent decision from the Supreme Court on employers’ rights to deny their employees birth control due to religious beliefs ended with the male, conservative judges voting to allow them to do so. The dissent was written by Ginsburg and was just as thoughtful and fiery as she has always been.

‘Today, for the first time, the Court casts totally aside countervailing rights and interests in its zeal to secure religious rights to the nth degree…This Court leaves women workers to fend for themselves, to seek contraceptive coverage from sources other than their employer’s insurer, and, absent another available source of funding, to pay for contraceptive services out of their own pockets.’

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