Ruth Bader Ginsburg shows 'no evidence of remaining disease,' Supreme Court says

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After her operation, President Donald Trump tweeted that he wished Ginsburg "a full and speedy recovery". "Two nodules in the lower lobe of her left lung were discovered incidentally during tests performed at George Washington University Hospital to diagnose and treat rib fractures sustained in a fall on November 7".

This is RBG's third bout with cancer after receiving treatment for colon cancer in 2000 and pancreatic cancer 10 years later.

Ginsburg, who joined the court in 1993, underwent a surgical procedure called a pulmonary lobectomy on December 21 at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NY to remove two cancerous nodules in her left lung.

Ginsburg has said she will continue to serve on the Supreme Court as long as she is able to do the job.

Ginsburg's absence for the past three days and recent health issues have fueled speculation about her future on the high court.

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has no remaining signs of cancer after her surgery last month, requires no additional treatment, but will miss oral arguments at the court next week to rest, the Supreme Court said Friday.

White House officials have been reaching out to "a small number of GOP lawmakers and conservative legal advocates, reassuring them it would be ready for any court vacancy", Fox News confirmed.

"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.

Kathy Arberg said Ginsburg will read briefs and transcripts from the cases from home and stay up to date on court business. But should Ginsburg retire during Trump's presidency, Trump will have the opportunity to fill a liberal justice's spot with another conservative - thus making the ideological balance 6-3.

[N] o amount of swag or hagiography can obscure the fact that, while Ginsburg is responsible for a great number of landmark legal decisions, her legacy may be sorely tarnished by one truly bad one: refusing to retire when President Barack Obama could have named her replacement.

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If Ginsburg retires, it could mark Trump's most hard confirmation battle yet.

In any event, numerous judge names that have been floated so far are women: Amy Coney Barrett, Joan Larsen, Amul Thapar, Raymond Kethledge, Britt Grant; Thomas Hardiman, and Neomi Rao.

Two other women, Deborah Ramirez and Julie Swetnick, also came forward at the last minute with sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh.

Kavanaugh denied the allegations unequivocally and Trump stood by his nominee. The 51-49 vote saw only one Democrat (Joe Manchin of West Virginia) and one Republican (Lisa Murkowski of Alaska) going against their caucuses.

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