Tony Mauro at the National Law Journal reports that Justice Ginsburg was hospitalized yesterday after feeling faint in her chambers. She had just received an iron sucrose infusion to treat an iron deficiency anemia. A medical evaluation revealed that she had low blood pressure, which can occur during this treatment. Justice Ginsburg was treated at the Court, then taken to the hospital as a precaution at about 7:45 p.m.
In February, Justice Ginsburg was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. It was treated successfully with surgery and chemo. Readers of this blog know that, while we may not always agree with Justice Ginsburg’s opinions, we have enormous respect for her accomplishments. The 76-year-old justice makes Rambo look soft. We wish her a speedy recovery.
Update: Justice Ginsburg has been released from the hospital and plans to be back at work this afternoon.