Published: Sat, January 12, 2019
World Media | By Cesar Oliver

US Supreme Court says Justice Ginsburg appears cancer free after surgery

US Supreme Court says Justice Ginsburg appears cancer free after surgery

Speaking of her retirement, Ginsburg has also said that like her colleague, former Justice Paul Stevens, she would like to continue on the court until she turns 90.

"Post-surgery evaluation indicates no evidence of remaining disease, and no further treatment is required", Supreme Court public information officer Kathy Arberg said in a statement on Friday.

Justice Ginsburg is now a three-time cancer survivor, and according to the American Lung Association, most patients are back to their usual lifestyles within a month after a lobectomy. She was released from the hospital in NY four days later and has been recuperating at home since then.

'Glad to see you are feeling great, ' President Trump told her at an event for the late Justice Antonin Scalia. During both episodes, Ginsburg did not miss a single oral argument.

"She was a groundbreaking pioneer who understood that laws needed to change as well as culture, and made it her entire career doing just that", says Armie Hammer, who plays Bader Ginsburg's supportive husband Marty.

Now, after 25 years on the bench, Ginsburg has brought that streak to an end, missing oral arguments for the first time on Monday.

Along with outside conservative groups girding for war, the White House is reportedly working with new Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on a short list of nominees who could survive the confirmation problems - particularly in light of the tumultuous Brett Kavanaugh hearing fights.

The Trump administration may soon be tasked with nominating a third Supreme Court justice if Ginsburg has to leave the high court due to failing health.

While odds for a recovery from the surgery she had are good, they go way up if the subsequent pathology report shows no cancer in the lymph nodes. After all, it's unlike Justice Ginsburg, but there's precedent for this sort of thing.

The White House 'is taking the temperature on possible short-list candidates, reaching out to key stakeholders, and just making sure that people are informed on the process, ' a source told the publication. But Ginsburg has already survived cancer in 1999 and 2009.

"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, 85, suffered a fall in early November that resulted in three rib fractures and her hospitalization.

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