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

Clay Curtis
January 11, 2019

Ginsburg missed the court's oral arguments for three consecutive days this week, participating in cases using transcripts - a first in the justice's 25-year tenure on the bench.

"Her recovery from surgery is on track". When commenting on her former fellow Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens serving on the court until he was 90 years old, Ginsburg said, "H$3 e stepped down when he was 90, so I think I have about at least five more years". "Post-surgery evaluation indicates no evidence of remaining disease, and no further treatment is required", the Court released Friday afternoon. Ginsburg, 85, had surgery on December 21 to remove two cancerous nodules from her left lung.

Like the liberal civil rights icon Marshall, who retired for health reasons during the George H.W. Bush presidency, Ginsburg has been the subject of much adulation on the Left, including books, speaking tours and a recent Hollywood biopic. "She's barely two weeks out", Dr. Raja Flores, chief of the division of thoracic surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital in NY, told CNBC. "They're doing it very quietly, of course, because the idea is not to be opportunistic, but just to be prepared so we aren't caught flat-footed."...

The court has not yet offered a timetable on Ginsburg's return.

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"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.

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. It's been just under three weeks since the Notorious RBG went under the knife, so while she's theoretically still got a little more recovery time, the odds are that this beloved workaholic will be back on the bench before you know it.

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.

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