White House quietly preparing for possible departure of Justice Ginsburg

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She has been reading legal briefs and participating in cases by relaying her votes to the other justices... According to Politico, after Ginsburg missed these oral arguments, the White House began to reach out to "political allies and conservative activist groups" in order to begin work on selecting her potential successor. Ginsburg is still recuperating from surgery to remove two cancerous nodules from her lungs.

Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg says that doctors for Ginsburg confirmed an initial evaluation that found no evidence of remaining cancer following surgery.

Ginsburg, 85, had surgery in Manhattan on December 21 to remove two cancerous nodules from her left lung and was released on Christmas Day.

Her absence comes as the court is considering whether to take up several controversial issues including the administration's decision to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and its ban that blocks most transgender individuals from serving in the military. Widely viewed as tenaciously willing to hang on with a Republican in the presidency, Ginsburg's own affirmations suggest she may view competency to conduct the court's business as a matter that rivals the court's ideological makeup in importance.

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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. "Her recovery from surgery is on track", Arberg said. Seated from left: Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Associate Justice Samuel Alito Jr.

The White House has told allies at the Judicial Crisis Network and the Federalist Society to ready for another potential hard confirmation battle, Politico reports in an article relying on unnamed sources.

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.

White House readies short list of possible... That said, I'm willing to call it now: she is invincible. "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". She is also a survivor of colon and pancreatic cancers, and she has a stent in her right coronary artery.

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