Supreme Court Justice Hospitalized

Supreme Court Justice Hospitalized

( – On Tuesday, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) announced Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was hospitalized. She underwent a non-surgical treatment at John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore after a gallbladder condition known as acute cholecystitis caused an infection requiring attention.

The 87-year-old Justice was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Bill Clinton back in August 1993. She’s the second female ever to be confirmed and the oldest Democrat appointee. In past interviews, Justice Ginsburg said she has no plans of stepping down until her 90th birthday. 

Many Democrats fear if Justice Ginsburg were to fall ill and could no longer perform her duties in the Supreme Court, President Trump would have an open door to appoint the next Supreme Court Justice. The last one he appointed was Justice Brett Kavanaugh after Justice Anthony Kennedy retired.

The SCOTUS said she’ll remain in the hospital for a day or two and is expected to make a full recovery. 

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