White House quietly preparing for possible departure of Justice Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who missed three days of oral arguments this week, will miss another three days next week but her recovery from lung cancer surgery is "on track", a court spokeswoman said on Friday. Ginsburg has seen her salary rise almost $100,000 since she was appointed to the bench by President Bill Clinton in 1993.

"Post-surgery evaluation indicates no evidence of remaining disease, and no further treatment is required", said court spokesperson Kathleen Arberg.

Since taking office, President Donald Trump has had the opportunity to replace two retiring justices, tipping the balance in the conservatives' favor.

"As long as I can do the job full steam, I will do it", she said previous year.

As an admirer and fan of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Felicity Jones knew that portraying the feminist Supreme Court justice in the film On the Basis of Sex would be a "nerve-wracking" task.

The White House is even working on a short-list of possible nominees to replace Ginsburg, who broke her 25-year streak when she began missing oral arguments on Monday. Senate Republicans had to change rules in order to eliminate the filibuster, allowing Supreme Court justices to be confirmed with a simple majority of Senate support. She's battled cancer and other health issues over the past few years but never missed a session of the court.

United States official warns of recession risk if interest rates go much higher
Some policymakers said the Fed could also slow the pace of decline in reserves as it approaches the desired longer-run level. However, Fed had lowered the growth forecast of the U.S. economy to 2.3 percent during the latest rate hike in December.

Unai Emery says Arsenal can't make permanent signings this month
Asked whether he would consider giving players a break, Emery said: "We are doing that". " I don't know his situation now". He told Arsenal's official website : "I think the most important thing for me is hard work and that day-to-day learning".

4 talking points Phillies should make during upcoming meeting with Bryce Harper
He said that the Yankees, White Sox , Phillies , and a potential fourth team are in the bidding and looking for an answer soon. Levine speculates that the meeting with Harper could act as a sort of deadline for Machado to make his decision.

Ginsburg had surgery December 21 for two malignant nodules in her left lung, the 85-year-old justice's third bout with cancer.

"I$3 f you are replacing Justice Ginsburg with a Trump appointee, that would be akin to replacing Thurgood Marshall with Clarence Thomas", Malcolm said.

If she leaves office, her departure would allow President Trump to nominate a third Supreme Court justice, making the most nominations in one presidential term since President Ronald Reagan.

Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg poses for the official photo at the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on November 30, 2018.

Ginsburg, 85, showed the necklace to Katie Couric in a 2014 interview and told her she had deemed it her dissenting collar because, "It looks fitting for dissents". They may earn book royalties, speaking fees, or be paid for teaching gigs at various law schools. "But I'm confident she's not going anywhere". She is also a survivor of colon and pancreatic cancers, and she has a stent in her right coronary artery.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Michael Cohen Agrees to Spill the Beans in Public Congressional Testimony
Jan 13, 2019 - 02:19
Cohen is scheduled to present himself on March 6 to begin serving his three-year sentence for nine felonies. Cummings declined to say, for example, whether Cohen would be allowed to talk about Trump Tower Moscow.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Three dead in double-decker bus crash in Ottawa
Jan 13, 2019 - 01:50
The driver of OC Transpo's double-decker bus was released unconditionally pending further investigation. The bus could have been holding as many as 90 passengers.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top WSJ reveals 2019 iPhone lineup details
Jan 12, 2019 - 03:55
Today's report follows an earlier investor note by Ming-Chi Kuo , in which he cut down shipment estimates for the iPhone. The new generation of iPhones are still just four months old now but intel is already piling up on the iPhone 11 .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Criminal Minds to End With Season 15
Jan 12, 2019 - 03:26
I also don't know if I would've anticipated that we'd have 325 episodes by the time it's all said and done. Next, get ready for a momentous ride: "Season 15 will be our epic final season ".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Senate Democrats block Middle East policy, anti-BDS bill amid shutdown
Jan 12, 2019 - 02:43
Chris Van Hollen, D-Md. "I urge our Democratic colleagues in the Senate not to shut down the work of the Senate too". The motion failed on a vote of 57-43. "So, this is no newfound principled objection", the majority leader said .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Donald Trump Tweets Mexico IS Paying For Border Wall "Many Times Over"
Jan 12, 2019 - 01:29
Lawmakers tried to reassure federal employees that Congress was aware of the financial hardship they are enduring. In the meantime, the administration has taken steps to lay the groundwork should Trump issue the declaration.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Jayme Closs' school superintendent thanks her for 'being so courageous'
Jan 12, 2019 - 00:50
Elizabeth Smart says it is a "miracle" that a 13-year-old Wisconsin girl missing for almost three months has been found safe. Investigators said they believed Jayme was at home during the shooting. "They offered her food and water but she declined".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Andy Murray retires: Tearful Scot could quit after Australian Open
Jan 11, 2019 - 03:40
He insisted he would still try to play at the Australian Open but added "the pain is too much really". Andy Murray walks between points during his practice match against Serbia's Novak Djokovic .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Students and fans of Clemson University celebrate championship
Jan 11, 2019 - 02:55
The third championship meeting of the Tigers and Crimson Tide, and fourth straight playoff meeting overall, was also the most lopsided CFP final.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top USA will expel every last Iranian boot from Syria, says Mike Pompeo
Jan 11, 2019 - 02:51
On Dec. 21, Turkey agreed to temporarily hold off its assault on the Kurds until USA troops had left the country. But it was most notable for the determined attacks on the previous USA administration.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle to become new National Theatre Royal Patron
Jan 11, 2019 - 01:46
Meghan Markle crossed off another royal milestone when she visited Smart Works on Thursday, marking her first patronage outing. It was set up in 2013 with the aim of providing long term unemployed women with the tools they need to get the job they want.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Saudi girl in Thailand put under United Nations protection, for now
Jan 10, 2019 - 01:46
Thai immigration police released photos of Alqunun after she left the room at a Bangkok airport hotel where she had been holed up. Saudi females who flee their families are nearly always running away from abusive male relatives, often a father or brother.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump walks out of border security meeting after Pelosi rejects wall pitch
Jan 10, 2019 - 01:10
Trump argued Tuesday night that the wall was needed to resolve what he called a security and humanitarian "crisis". The administration says it will act on its own to ensure the refunds.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Browns hire Kitchens, Broncos land Fangio as National Football League jobs go fast
Jan 10, 2019 - 01:09
The Broncos fired former coach Vance Joseph on December 31 after he posted 5-11 and 6-10 records in his two seasons at the helm. He did a strong job of putting together a staff past year , but Fangio and the defense was already in place.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Democrats demand TV rebuttal time to Trump's Tuesday address
Jan 10, 2019 - 01:02
Senator Doug Jones of Alabama said, "We need to dial back the rhetoric and not use fear". Conservative radio and television pundits have encouraged Mr Trump to hold his ground.