Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized for Treatment of Chills and Fever

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Earlier this month, Ginsburg, 86, suffered what the court described as a stomach bug. She was absent from arguments on Nov. 13 but returned for the court's next public meeting on Nov. 18.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was hospitalized after experiencing chills and fever, the court said Saturday.

In a statement, the court's public information office said Ginsburg was admitted Friday night to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. She was initially evaluated at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington before being transferred to Johns Hopkins for further evaluation and treatment of any possible infection.

With intravenous antibiotics and fluids, her symptoms abated and she is expected to be released from the hospital as early as Sunday morning, the statement said.

Earlier this month, Ginsburg, 86, suffered what the court described as a stomach bug. She was absent from arguments on Nov. 13 but returned for the court's next public meeting on Nov. 18.

Ginsburg has been treated for cancer twice in the past year and two other times since 1999. She received radiation for a tumor on her pancreas over the summer, and she underwent surgery for lung cancer last winter.