White House prepares to REPLACE ailing Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Lester Mason
January 11, 2019

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. On Dec. 21, the Supreme Court press office reported that the surgery had been successful, and the nodules had been removed.

Ginsburg will continue to work from home next week, but she will participate through briefs and transcripts.

The Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's recovery from cancer surgery is "on track" and no further treatment is required. Nevertheless, Politico reports that the Trump administration is quietly urging conservative groups to prepare for her departure in the near future.

If Ginsburg, who will turn 86 in March, is unable to return to the bench, President Donald Trump would have the chance to nominate a third Supreme Court justice to the highest USA court.

Ginsburg, 85, suffered a fall in early November that resulted in three rib fractures and her hospitalization. "She's barely two weeks out", Dr. Raja Flores, chief of the division of thoracic surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital in NY, told CNBC. Ginsburg is recovering at home after surgery to remove cancer.


Ginsburg's health troubles have been met by significant concern from liberals, who recognize that if she retires and Trump picks a conservative to replace her, it would mark a significant generational shift to the right for the court.

Republicans still hold a majority in the Senate.

In any event, numerous judge names that have been floated so far are women: Amy Coney Barrett, Joan Larsen, Amul Thapar, Raymond Kethledge, Britt Grant; Thomas Hardiman, and Neomi Rao.

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. 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".

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