Justice Ginsburg Hospitalized After Faint Spell at Court

76-year-old has been battling pancreatic cancer
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 24, 2009 7:17 PM CDT
Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, left, and Justice Sonia Sotomayor pose for a photo Sept. 8, 2009, in Washington.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has been battling pancreatic cancer, is in a Washington hospital tonight after feeling ill at work. In a statement, the court said that Ginsburg, 76, felt faint after a routine infusion, and that though subsequent tests and monitoring showed her “in stable health,” she was taken to hospital as precaution.