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US Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg Hospitalized


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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was briefly hospitalized after suffering extreme drowsiness.

The court says Ginsburg fell from her seat on an airplane while waiting to depart for London late Wednesday. She was taken to the Washington Hospital Center, where she stayed overnight. Doctors released her Thursday morning.

Doctors say Ginsburg had an adverse reaction from combining a sleeping pill with cold medication.

The 76-year-old justice was treated for pancreatic cancer in February, but returned to work 10 days later. She also underwent surgery for colon cancer in 1999.

Ginsburg is among the liberal justices on the nine-member panel. Confirmed to the high court in 1993, Ginsburg is the second female justice in the court's history.


Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.

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