Ginsburg's Recovery Is 'On Track,' 'No Further Treatment Required'

Pauline Gross
January 11, 2019

Ginsburg's recovery is "on track", according to the Supreme Court. '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'. "Post-surgery evaluation indicates no evidence of remaining disease, and no further treatment is required", the Court released Friday afternoon. The justice, who was nominated to the court by President Bill Clinton in 1993, announced in late December that she underwent a surgical procedure to remove two cancerous growths from her lungs.

She's the subject of a Hollywood biopic and is very much alive, but the White House has been in contact with Senate Republicans about possible replacements for the ailing 85-year old Supreme Court justice.

A year ago, the news broke that Ginsburg hired law clerks for at least two court terms, signaling she intends to stay through 2020.

A source familiar with the conversations confirms to CNN that the White House legal counsel has been in communication with outside allies and conservative groups about next steps if something should happen to Ginsburg. "She's barely two weeks out", Dr. Raja Flores, chief of the division of thoracic surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital in NY, told CNBC.

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.

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Currently, the nine-member Court already has a five-four conservative majority following Trump's controversial appointment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Though unconfirmed, speculation intensified further still when a handful of verified conservative Twitter accounts began reporting murmurs that an announcement about Ginsburg's retirement could come as soon as today.

According to a report at Politico, an official at the conservative Heritage Foundation - which is expected to highly influence Trump's next pick - said replacing the liberal Ginsburg is going to lead to a brutal fight.

She has otherwise said that she "will do this job as long as [she] can do it full steam".

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