White House prepares to REPLACE ailing Ruth Bader Ginsburg

White House prepares to REPLACE ailing Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Despite her unprecedented absences from the bench this week, Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's recovery from her lung cancer treatment is "on track" and "no further treatment is required", according to the court.

Ginsburg's recovery is "on track", according to the Supreme Court. On Friday, the court released a written statement saying there is no additional evidence of cancer. 'I wouldn't say she's exactly on my side, but I wish her well, I hope she gets better, and I hope she serves on the Supreme Court for many years'. Ginsburg was discharged from a NY hospital on Christmas day after having two cancerous growths removed from her left lung. But the 85-year-old justice will miss court arguments next week.

Bucking a long tradition in which members of the opposition party avoided partisan fights over Supreme Court appointments (with only a few prior exceptions from Senate Democrats), both of Trump's replacements-Neil Gorsuch for the conservative Antonin Scalia, and Kavanaugh for the moderate Anthony Kennedy-were near party-line votes.

Politico reported that the White House stirrings came in response to Ginsburg being out of the office. She was released from the hospital in NY four days later and has been recuperating at home since then.

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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", a source told Politico anonymously.

"They're doing it very quietly, of course, because the idea is not to be opportunistic, but just to be prepared so we aren't caught flat-footed", the source said.

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Speaking with CNBC, top doctors who have performed pulmonary lobectomies, the procedure Ginsburg underwent, said that they expect the Supreme Court justice would be back on the bench in less than six weeks, in time for the Court's February sitting. If Ginsburg, who was appointed to the Supreme Court by former President Bill Clinton, were to vacate her seat, Trump would have the opportunity to give the Court its largest conservative majority in decades.

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