Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg out of hospital after gallstone treatment

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from a Baltimore hospital Wednesday after being treated for a gall bladder condition.

“She is doing well and glad to be home,” the Supreme Court’s public information office said in a statement.

Ginsburg, 87, was in the hospital to be treated for a gallstone that migrated to her cystic duct, where it caused an infection.

She will return to Johns Hopkins Hospital in the coming weeks to have the gallstone removed without surgery, the statement said.

Ginsburg’s hospital stay didn’t appear to slow her work schedule.

Hours before she left the hospital, she participated in a teleconference court hearing on a Trump administration rule that would let employers cite religious or moral principles to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women required under the Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare.”

Ginsburg lectured a Trump administration lawyer, saying he had “tossed entirely to the wind what Congress thought was essential, that is, that women be provided” with birth control services “with no hassle, no cost to them.”

Ginsburg, a Brooklyn native, was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Bill Clinton.


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