Democrats received a frightening blow on Saturday when I was reported that liberal stalwart, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, had been hospitalized again.
The 86-year-old has been hospitalized several times just this year and it is sad that she is being pushed by liberals to keep going and not retire because they fear President Donald Trump getting another Supreme Court pick.
The Justice was admitted to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore on Friday after she had experienced a fever and chills during the day, The New York Times reported.
The 86-year-old liberal justice has returned to her home in Washington, D.C., and is “doing well,” court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said Sunday.
Ginsburg spent two nights at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore after she began experiencing chills and fever.
Ginsburg’s symptoms abated after treatment with intravenous antibiotics and fluids, Arberg said, adding the justice expected to be released from the hospital as early as Sunday morning.
Ginsburg, 86, has had a series of health scares lately, including surgery for lung cancer and radiation treatment for pancreatic cancer in the last year. Over the years, Justice Ginsburg has also had surgery for early-stage pancreatic cancer in 2009 and treatment for colon cancer in 1999.
She missed oral arguments on Nov. 13, which she seldom does, because of what Arberg said was a stomach bug.
Ginsburg is the senior member of the court’s four-member liberal wing. She has repeatedly vowed to stay on the court as long as her health holds and she stays mentally sharp.
“Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was admitted to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, last night after experiencing chills and fever earlier in the day. She was initially evaluated at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C. before being transferred to Johns Hopkins Hospital for further evaluation and treatment of any possible infection,” the Supreme Court said.
“With intravenous antibiotics and fluids, her symptoms have abated and she expects to be released from the hospital as early as Sunday morning. Further updates will be made when available,” the Court said.
Ginsburg recently spoke about her health issues during an appearance in August.
“In July 2018, Wayne (Wisbaum) wrote to me that his health disabled him from playing a lead role in the arrangements for my visit here but he still hoped to attend all the events. He asked me to confirm that I would come to Buffalo in August 2019 in any event. I did so immediately and I did not withdraw when my own health problems presented challenges,” she said.
“I am now 86 years old, yet people of all ages want to take their picture with me. Amazing,” Justice Ginsburg said.
Ginsburg has faced a slew of questions about her ailing health and whether she is still capable of serving on the nation’s highest court.
Las month, Ginsburg completed three weeks of radiation therapy at a New York City hospital to treat a malignant tumor on her pancreas.
An abnormality was detected in early July during a routine blood test, and a subsequent biopsy revealed the tumor.
The 86-year-old liberal lion began radiation treatments on Aug. 5 and received treatment as an outpatient.
Obviously keeping the most liberal Justice on the court is more important to Democrats than her health and well being.
But beyond that, there are serious issues still surrounding her health and how much longer she can continue to serve on the Supreme Court.
In December of 2018, the 85-year-old Justice had surgery to remove two cancerous growths from her left lung, forcing her to miss almost a month of oral arguments on the Supreme Court.
In 2009, she had surgery for pancreatic cancer and missed time from the Supreme Court during her recovery.
Back in 1999, Ginsburg had colorectal cancer that required nine months of chemotherapy.
While many have wished nothing but the best for Ginsburg, it’s clear that her health issues have gotten worse.