Ruth Bader Ginsburg shows 'no evidence of remaining disease,' Supreme Court says

Ruth Bader Ginsburg shows 'no evidence of remaining disease,' Supreme Court says

"She was a groundbreaking pioneer who understood that laws needed to change as well as culture, and made it her entire career doing just that", says Armie Hammer, who plays Bader Ginsburg's supportive husband Marty.

"Her recovery from surgery is on track", court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said on January 11 in a statement.

Since taking office, President Donald Trump has had the opportunity to replace two retiring justices, tipping the balance in the conservatives' favor. As a result, Politico reports the White House is apparently telling allies to prepare themselves for the possibility she could retire. She will work from home again next week and make decisions using briefs and transcripts of oral arguments. Senate Republicans had to change rules in order to eliminate the filibuster, allowing Supreme Court justices to be confirmed with a simple majority of Senate support.

The 85-year-old justice missed her first session last week in her 26 years on the court. She did not miss any arguments during previous bouts with colon and pancreatic cancer.

Ginsburg, who joined the court in 1993, underwent a surgical procedure called a pulmonary lobectomy on December 21 at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NY to remove two cancerous nodules in her left lung.

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The short list of potential replacements for the ailing Ginsburg include Seventh Circuit judge Amy Coney Barrett, whose name got floated before Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh.

Ginsburg, who took the unprecedented step of attacking Trump as a candidate, is unlikely to step down willingly, even if incapacitated, meaning the seat would become open only upon her death.

"Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent a pulmonary lobectomy today at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City", read the statement.

'I wish her well. If her absence continues, however, then people will begin to speculate if something more serious is happening with the justice. Seated from left: Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Associate Justice Samuel Alito Jr.

The White House has told allies at the Judicial Crisis Network and the Federalist Society to ready for another potential hard confirmation battle, Politico reports in an article relying on unnamed sources.

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