RBG hospitalized with gallstone infection

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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been hospitalized with an infection caused by a gallstone, according to an announcement from the high court.

The 87-year-old justice underwent non-surgical treatment Tuesday for what the court described as acute cholecystitis, a benign gall bladder condition, at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.

Ginsburg is expected to be in the hospital for a day or two, the court statement said. She took part in the court’s telephone arguments Monday and Tuesday, and the court says she plans to do so again Wednesday.

She has been treated for cancer four times, most recently in August. She initially sought medical care Monday, when the gallstone was diagnosed.