Ginsburg, 86, was hospitalized Friday night with chills and a fever and treated with antibiotics and fluids. She was first evaluated at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington and then transferred to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, about 40 miles away.
It was the latest in a series of recent health scares for the four-time cancer survivor, the leader of the court’s liberal wing. She took a rare sick day earlier this month when she missed an argument session with what court spokeswoman
Until early this year, when she was recovering from lung-cancer surgery, Ginsburg had never missed an argument because of illness. She joined the court in 1993.
Her health is being closely watched in part because the Supreme Court could tack sharply to the right if she had to step down and President
Ginsburg, an opera fan, has for years helped organize the musical programs, which are now twice-yearly events that bring in such big-name performers as cellist Yo-Yo Ma and soprano Denyce Graves.
The justices are scheduled to take the bench again on Dec. 2.
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