There’s now been another update on the health of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Ginsburg missed the last week of work for the first time in her almost 25 years on the Court.
Now, word is that she will miss a second week.
From Daily Wire:
The 85-year-old Justice is reportedly “progressing fine, and no further treatment is planned” the outlet says, and the two cancerous growths the justice had removed from her lungs last month represented the extent of the disease. The cancer has not returned, though Ginsburg will remain under observation.
“Her recovery from surgery is on track,” Ginsburg’s spokeswoman told media. “Post-surgery evaluation indicates no evidence of remaining disease, and no further treatment is required.”
Ginsburg missed a full week of work on the Supreme Court bench last week, preferring to analyze cases in front of the court through pleadings and transcripts of oral arguments. Ginsburg’s staff assured the Supreme Court and well-wishers that the Justice was simply resting comfortably at home and that she is confident she can give the same attention to her cases, despite being outside of the courtroom.
While working from home has been done before, when Chief Justice William Rehnquist was recovering from illness, it’s extremely rare.
But given she had three broken ribs and then the cancer surgery in the past two months, she should do all she can to properly recover and not overdo things.
She has had other bouts with cancer and a stent for artery blockage in the past.
The Trump administration has gingerly been looking at their short-list in the event that Ginsburg’s health forces her to retire.
“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,” Politico’s source continued.
“It would be a brutal confirmation,” a Heritage Foundation expert added. “The first two were not easy at all, but this would be much harder in this respect: When Neil Gorsuch was the nominee, you were replacing a conservative with a conservative. With Kavanaugh, you were replacing the perennial swing voter, who more times than not sided with the so-called conservative wing, so that slightly solidified the conservative wing.”
But after what happened with Justice Brett Kavanaugh, the next replacement is going to be a throwdown for the ages, given the lies and machinations that the Democrats were willing to bring to bear against Kavanaugh.