Ginsburg’s disease occurred the same week that the judges had their first clashes over the phone due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The court said Ginsburg was seeking treatment after Monday’s argumentation session, and doctors at Sibley Hospital in Washington concluded that she had developed a gallstone that “migrated into her cystic duct, blocked it, and caused an infection” .
The statement states that Ginsburg is expected to spend “a day or two” at the Maryland hospital and from there take part in the final clashes of the week on Wednesday after apparently coming to her home from the beginning of the week.
Ginsburg had several rounds of cancer.
After a photographer took pictures of her admission to a New York hospital last August, the court announced that she had been treated for a malignant tumor on her pancreas three weeks earlier. In 2018 she underwent surgery on lung nodes, which also turned out to be malignant. She later missed two weeks of oral arguments in court.
Colon cancer was diagnosed at Ginsburg in 1999 and pancreatic cancer in 2009. However, the court said at the time that after the treatment, she had all the signs that she was cancer free.