After the first day of oral argument in the court by telephone on Monday morning, Ginsburg went for outpatient tests in a hospital in Washington. Those tests, according to the statement, “confirmed that he suffered from a gallstone that had migrated to his cystic duct, blocking it and causing an infection.”
Ginsburg is currently “resting comfortably” and will attend Wednesday’s oral discussions by telephone from the hospital. He expects to stay in the hospital for a “day or two”.
Ginsburg has a long history of medical problems.
“At the request of Judge Ginsburg, the Court set aside the limited private space next to his health facility for Judge Ginsburg to practice. His doctors share his view that training sessions are essential to his well-being, “Arberg told CNN.
“Space is used exclusively by justice,” added Arberg. “No other judge uses the space and the employee gym is closed to all users.”
The liberal icon is best known for her views on civil rights issues, including the emblematic case that opens the Virginia Military Institute to women.
His dissidents in recent years have continued to energize Democrats at a time when Republicans control the White House and the Senate and the Supreme Court is moving to the right.
In 2013, Ginsburg was nicknamed “Notorious RBG”, a comedy about the latest rapper Notorious B.I.G., in response to a dissent he wrote when the majority of the court issued a fundamental decision that withdrew voting rights protections.
He said last year he “will stay in the workplace” as long as he can “do it at full steam”.
This story has been updated with more background information.
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