Ruth Bader Ginsburg hospitalized for a few days after procedure

Ruth Bader Ginsburg
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WKBT) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been admitted to a hospital for treatment of a possible infection and will remain there for a few days, according to a statement from the high court.

The 87-year-old Ginsburg went to a hospital in Washington Monday evening after experiencing fever and chills.

“She was initially evaluated at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C., … after experiencing fever and chills,” the statement said.

She underwent a procedure at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md., Tuesday afternoon to clean out a bile duct stent that was placed in August.

“The Justice is resting comfortably and will stay in the hospital for a few days to receive intravenous antibiotic treatment,” the Supreme Court statement said.

Former President Bill Clinton appointed Ginsburg to the court. She became the second-ever female justice when she took the oath of office on Aug. 10, 1993.

She has recovered from several illnesses during her career, including four bouts of cancer — colorectal, pancreatic and lung. She declared in January that she now is cancer free.