Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been discharged from the hospital following a brief stay for a non-surgical gallbladder treatment, according to CNN.
“She is doing well and glad to be home,” a short statement from the Supreme Court read. “The Justice will return to The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, for follow-up outpatient visits over the next few weeks to eventually remove the gallstone non-surgically.”
On Tuesday Ginsburg was hospitalized on Tuesday, according to a Supreme Court press release.
“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,” the press release said.
Ginsburg, who is 87 years old and the oldest member of America’s highest court, has fought numerous ailments over the last couple of years. In 2019, the Democratic Supreme Court Justice underwent successful treatment for a malignant tumor on her pancreas.
Ginsburg told CNN in January that she was cancer-free.
In 2018, the justice fractured three ribs after falling in her office. Then a month later, she underwent surgery for a left-lung lobectomy.
President Bill Clinton appointed Ginsburg to the Court in 1991.
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