Ruth Bader Ginsburg Released From Hospital After Gallbladder Treatment


Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (87) is feeling better as she was released from a Baltimore hospital on Wednesday (May 6) after undergoing treatment for a gallstone.

“Justice Ginsburg has been discharged from the hospital,” the Supreme Court said in a statement, as reported by Politico. “She is doing well and glad to be home. 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.”

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The justice was still working while in the hospital. On Wednesday, Ginsburg called in from her hospital bed to join a teleconference as the court heard arguments about the Affordable Care Act requirement that women be given access to contraceptives at no cost. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the court has been conducting oral arguments over teleconference.

The Supreme court shared the news of Ginsburg’s gallstone procedure on Tuesday, causing many to send prayers to the the 87-year-old justice.  This isn’t Ginsburg’s only health scare in recent years. She has battled cancer four times, most recently a tumor on her pancreas. She shared the news that she was cancer-free in January.

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We wish Justice Ginsburg a speedy recovery.