Justice Kennedy back at work after weekend hospital procedure Lisl Brunner at 8:56 PM ET
[JURIST] US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy [LII profile; JURIST news archive] underwent a "routine" stent replacement procedure at Washington Hospital Center [hospital website] on Saturday after complaining of chest pains, spokesperson Kathy Arberg revealed in a Tuesday statement [via SCOTUSblog, DOC]. The 70-year-old Kennedy had a similar procedure performed in November, and has returned to work at the court. Although a stent [AHA profile] is used to open an artery, Kennedy showed no signs of heart damage, Arberg reported.
Paper Chase is JURIST's real-time legal news service, powered by a team of 30 law student reporters and editors led by law professor Bernard Hibbitts at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. As an educational service, Paper Chase is dedicated to presenting important legal news and materials rapidly, objectively and intelligibly in an accessible, ad-free format.