Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Tuesday evening was hospitalized for acute cholecystitis, a benign gallbladder condition. The 87-year-old received non-surgical treatment for the condition.
After oral arguments on Monday, RBG underwent outpatient tests at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C. Tests confirmed that she had a gallstone that was blocking her bile duct, which eventually lead to an infection.
The Justice is currently at John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. She's planning to partake in remote oral arguments on Wednesday from her hospital room, where she is expected to remain for the next few days.
JUST IN: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg hospitalized with a gall bladder condition and plans to participate in tomorrow’s oral arguments by telephone from her hospital room. This week’s arguments are already being conducted remotely by phone. (Via @jancbs) pic.twitter.com/CRdSYVEOKu— Ed O'Keefe (@edokeefe) May 6, 2020
To be clear: the condition is benign. Justice Ginsburg seems to be fine. She will stay in the hospital for a couple of days.— Steven Mazie (@stevenmazie) May 6, 2020
#SCOTUS reports J. Ginsburg has undergone non-surgical procedure. She will participate in arguments via phone tomorrow - Little Sisters of the Poor fighting to be exempt from facilitating employee insurance coverage of birth control methods they consider abortifacients. pic.twitter.com/JyUg6mXLex— Shannon Bream (@ShannonBream) May 6, 2020
The High Court will be hearing Little Sisters of the Poor v. Pennsylvania via a conference call on Wednesday. The case focuses on whether or not religious groups are exempt from the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive mandate.
This is a breaking news story and will be updated as additional information comes in.