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Sep. 25 2009 - 12:03 am | 2 views | 0 recommendations | 0 comments

Ruth Bader Ginsburg hospitalized, but doing okay

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Earlier this year,  I actually physically wept when I heard Ruth Bader Ginsburg had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. And even though her prognosis has been great, and she’s kept up a demanding schedule, I’m sure I’m not the only one thrown into a small panic when they saw that she had been admitted to the hospital this evening:

A statement from the court said that Justice Ginsburg, 76, was taken to Washington Hospital Center as a precaution.

The statement said that she had received treatment earlier in the day for an iron deficiency that was discovered in July.

About an hour after the treatment Thursday, Justice Ginsburg “developed lightheadedness and fatigue,” the statement said. She was found to have a slightly low blood pressure, which the court said can occur after the type of treatment she received.

Although an examination found her to be in stable condition, she was taken to the hospital as a precaution, the court said.

So the good news is, that it’s a “precaution” and she’s in “stable condition.” Still, it was still a sad reminder of Ginsburg’s recent poor health, and what a tumultuous year it will be if Obama has not, one, not two, but three nominees to the Supreme Court.


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    While working at Talking Points Memo Muckraker during the 2008 Election, I covered the Justice Department politicization, voting rights law and the insanity of Alaska politics. I loved the beat which was somewhere between the wonky side of politics and the law. The realization was enough to send me off to law school in D.C. -- which seems to be a perfect combination of both.

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