Ginsburg to Miss Second Week of Oral Arguments as Speculation Mounts

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will miss arguments for a second week, but officials said that her recovery is "on track".

Monday was the first time Ginsburg, the oldest member of the nine-justice court, has missed oral arguments as a result of her various health scares, including two previous cancer diagnoses.

"Her recovery from surgery is on track", court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said on January 11 in a statement. "Post-surgery evaluation indicates no evidence of remaining disease, and no further treatment is required", Supreme Court spokesperson Kathy Arberg said in a statement. She's battled cancer and other health issues over the past few years but never missed a session of the court.

The nodules were found after Ginsburg fell, breaking three ribs, in November.

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.

Politico reported that the White House stirrings came in response to Ginsburg being out of the office.

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According to Fox News, the court announced on Friday that Justice Ginsburg will be working from home next week and will return to the bench shortly after.

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.

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.

"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. There is no question the president would replace the left-leaning Ginsburg with a solid conservative, which would swing the court to a 6-3 conservative majority, a thought that horrifies the left. "Her recovery from surgery is on track", Arberg said. She is also a survivor of colon and pancreatic cancers, and she has a stent in her right coronary artery.

For Jones, RBG is a role that will stick with her always: "She's with me all the time, she's like a lucky charm on my shoulder - like a little Ruth Bader Ginsburg on my shoulder, in her gown".

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