Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is back home after hospitalization

WASHINGTON – Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was discharged from the hospital Friday, a few days after she was admitted to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Center in New York City for a routine procedure. 

Ginsburg, a four-time cancer survivor and the high court’s oldest justice at 87, underwent “a minimally invasive, non-surgical procedure” Wednesday to revise a bile duct stent inserted nearly a year ago, the court said earlier this week. 

The procedure was performed using endoscopy and medical imaging guidance to minimize the risk of future infection, and her doctors said such stent revisions are common.

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Feb. 10, 2020, at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C.

Ginsburg is back home and doing well, the court said Friday.

Ginsburg is battling cancer for a fifth time. She announced two weeks ago that she has been undergoing chemotherapy since May after doctors found lesions on her liver. The justice said her most recent scan showed “significant reduction” of the lesions. 

Ginsburg battled colon cancer in 1999, pancreatic cancer in 2009, lung cancer in 2018 and a second bout with pancreatic cancer last year. 

Contributing: Richard Wolf

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