Ginsburg hospitalized after falling ill

Sept. 24, 2009 at 8:46 PM
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WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Ginsburg was hospitalized Thursday night after becoming ill in her chambers, the high court said.

She fell ill at 4:50 p.m., about an hour after receiving intravenous iron therapy to treat an iron-deficiency anemia, the court said in a statement.

Ginsburg, 76, felt faint and became light-headed, and an evaluation showed she had slightly low blood pressure. She was taken to Washington Hospital Center "as a precaution" about 7:45 p.m., the court said.

The justice had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this year, but said she was cancer-free after an operation to remove her spleen and a tumor on her pancreas, The Washington Post reported Thursday.

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