Ruth Bader Ginsburg Released from Hospital After Experiencing Chills and Fever

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been discharged from the hospital, a court spokeswoman said, after having been admitted on Friday night for a possible infection.

She was home and doing well, according to the spokeswoman.

Ginsburg, 86, was admitted to The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore after experiencing chills and a fever earlier on Friday, according to a court news release. She was initially evaluated at a hospital in Washington before being transferred for further evaluation and treatment of any possible infection.

On Saturday, the news release indicated that her symptoms had abated as she was being treated with intravenous antibiotics and fluids. She was expected to be released from the hospital as early as Sunday.

The court’s oldest member and a celebrated feminist icon, Ginsburg has had a number of recent health scares.

In the past year, she had surgery for lung cancer and radiation treatment for pancreatic cancer. She survived two earlier bouts of cancer in 1999 and 2009. In August, following a course of radiation treatment, doctors said Ginsburg’s “localized malignant tumor” on the pancreas was “treated definitively.”

“There is no evidence of disease elsewhere in the body,” spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said at the time.

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SOURCE: ABC News, Devin Dwyer