White House quietly preparing for possible departure of Justice Ginsburg

Popcorn with Peter Travers at ABC News studios in New York City Dec. 13 2018

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.

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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.

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