White House readies short list of possible replacements for Justice Ginsburg

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has no remaining signs of cancer after her surgery last month, requires no additional treatment, but will miss oral arguments at the court next week to rest, the Supreme Court said Friday. "Her recovery from surgery is on track", Arberg said via statement.

"Post-surgery evaluation indicates no evidence of remaining disease, and no further treatment is required", she added. She missed oral arguments for the first time in more than 25 years last week.

White House officials have been reaching out to "a small number of GOP lawmakers and conservative legal advocates, reassuring them it would be ready for any court vacancy", Fox News confirmed.

The two GOP-led branches are cautiously conferring on a list of possible nominees-and urging allied groups to be prepared-if health concerns force the ailing Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85, to leave the bench, Politico reported.

If Ginsburg retires in the near future, Trump will have his third opportunity to nominate a Supreme Court justice during his first term in office - an alarming prospect for liberal activists and Democratic senators.

In late December of past year, Justice Ginsburg underwent surgery for lung cancer.

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She returned to the hospital in December to have these removed. The justices will next be on the bench on February 19, when they are due to hear a contentious case arising from President Donald Trump's administration's decision to include a citizenship question in the 2020 census. The pulmonary lobectomy was performed at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NY.

The necklace reportedly landed in Ginsburg's famous collar collection after she received it in the VIP gift bag at Glamour magazine's "Women of the Year" gala that year.

If Ginsburg is serious about her repeated vow to step down if she is not fully robust, liberals could be facing a crisis in the judiciary sooner than they think. She previously was a Georgia Supreme Court justice, a Georgia solicitor general and a partner at Kirkland & Ellis.

Politico said numerous prospective nominees to replace Ginsburg were women, which theoretically would derail the likelihood of sexual-assault claims such as those faced by Justices Thomas and Kavanaugh. The cancer was discovered after she was hospitalized for a fall in November that left her with three broken ribs.

"I wish Ruth Bader Ginsberg a long and happy life - hopefully in retirement", Cornyn said during the duo's keynote speech at a Texas Public Policy Foundation luncheon on Friday.

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