President Trump Is Already Anticipating the Retirement of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Test coming for Ginsburg's promise to leave if she's not at 'full steam'

Test coming for Ginsburg's promise to leave if she's not at 'full steam'

"The White House is reaching out to political allies and conservative activist groups to prepare for an ailing Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's possible death or departure from the Supreme Court - an event that would trigger the second bitter confirmation battle of President Donald Trump's tenure", writes Politico.

While doctors have said that Ginsburg's recovery time would be "normal" for the procedure she underwent, the 85-year-old's third struggle with cancer comes at a critical time for the Supreme Court.

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

Cruz later quipped, when discussing how to fix the nation's health care system, that Speaker Nancy Pelosi should retire, and then "send her and Ruth Bader Ginsburg on a vacation".

"Roe, I believe, would have been more acceptable as a judicial decision if it had not gone beyond a ruling on the extreme statute before the court", she wrote in the North Carolina Law Review.

This week, for the first time since she joined the court in 1993, she missed a round of oral arguments.

Ginsburg will continue to work from home next week, but she will participate through briefs and transcripts. The nodules themselves were discovered incidentally following tests after a fall she sustained in November.

"I said I will do this job as long as I can do it full steam", Ginsburg said last month during an interview following a New York City screening of "On the Basis of Sex", a feature film about her years as a young lawyer. 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 Supreme Court said at the time she underwent a "pulmonary lobectomy" resulting in the removal of two malignant nodules.

The growths were found during tests Ginsburg had after she fractured ribs in a fall on November 7.

A short list of potential nominees is being drafted by the White House counsel's office and the Senate Judiciary Committee's new chairman, Republican Sen. She did not miss any arguments during previous bouts with colon and pancreatic cancer.

According to Hertiage's Malcolm, a Trump replacement of Ginsburg would be huge for conservatives.

The source described the conversations as very preliminary so the White House is not "unprepared" for a grueling hearing.

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