Published: Sat, January 12, 2019
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

President Trump Is Already Anticipating the Retirement of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

President Trump Is Already Anticipating the Retirement of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is set to miss next week's oral arguments as she continues to recover from lung cancer surgery.

A survivor of two prior cancer surgeries, in 1999 and 2009, Ginsburg had made it a point of pride that she missed no oral arguments during those episodes.

Ginsburg announced in December that she had surgery to remove two cancerous growths from her lungs. "Post-surgery evaluation indicates no evidence of remaining disease, and no further treatment is required", the Court released Friday afternoon.

Following her initial in November that resulted in fractured ribs, Ginsburg declared herself 'almost repaired, ' and immediately got back to an exercise routine.

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. After her operation, President Donald Trump tweeted that he wished Ginsburg "a full and speedy recovery".

Monday marked the first time she had ever missed oral arguments due to her health.

Two doctors contacted by Fox News with experience in performing pulmonary lobectomies said, given her age and procedure, a home recovery of about six-to-eight weeks is common - and they would expect the justice to be ready to resume normal duties next month.

If she leaves office, her departure would allow President Trump to nominate a third Supreme Court justice, making the most nominations in one presidential term since President Ronald Reagan. Ginsburg is a left-wing jurist who has notoriously ruled for abortion and against employers' conscience rights, as well as for same-sex "marriage" despite calls to recuse herself on the issue because she's personally officiated several such "weddings".

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.

After the knock-down, drag-out confirmation battle for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh almost tore the nation asunder, the White House and Senate are preparing for another, potentially even more divisive, showdown. RBG is 85 years-old, works out every day (which is every day more than me), published a fitness book that actually kicked my butt, goes to work daily and when she can't be there physically works from a hospital bed, and has bested cancer thrice now. Seated from left: Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Associate Justice Samuel Alito Jr.

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