Saturday, 19 January, 2019


Ruth Bader Ginsburg's recovery "on track", no sign of remaining cancer

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Bennie Garza | 11 January, 2019, 22:27

Arberg said Ginsburg will miss oral arguments for a second week. On Friday afternoon, Washington Post reporter Robert Barnes tweeted that the Supreme Court announced Ginsburg has no remaining signs of cancer and will need no additional treatment. When commenting on her former fellow Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens serving on the court until he was 90 years old, Ginsburg said, "H$3 e stepped down when he was 90, so I think I have about at least five more years".

"Justice Ginsburg will continue to work from home next week and will participate in the consideration and decision of the cases on the basis of the briefs and the transcripts of oral arguments".

With the Trump White House doing it all it can to keep the president afloat while buffeted by multiple investigations that could lead to impeachment, aides to the president are also creating battle plans to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg should she have to step down for health reasons.

Ginsburg was released from the hospital about two weeks ago, according to the court, following the surgery earlier last month. "According to the thoracic surgeon Valerie W. Rusch, MD, FACS, both nodules removed during surgery were found to be malignant on initial pathology evaluation".

Read the full report at Politico. It's been just under three weeks since the Notorious RBG went under the knife, so while she's theoretically still got a little more recovery time, the odds are that this beloved workaholic will be back on the bench before you know it.

One source "familiar with conversations" about judge replacement research told Politico that the White House "is taking the temperature on possible short-list candidates, reaching out to key stakeholders, and just making sure that people are informed on the process".

President Trump has wished Ginsburg a speedy recovery.

With Gorsuch, protestations over the denial of Obama nominee Merrick Garland forced Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to implement the nuclear option-a simple 50-vote majority rather than a 60-vote, filibuster-proof super-majority. Many of them are women, sources say.

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