Chief Justice John Roberts said despite Ginsburg's missing the start of oral arguments for the first time ever this week, she remained engaged in reading briefs, filings and a transcript of the proceedings.
Just before Christmas, Justice Ginsburg had a pulmonary lobectomy to remove two cancerous nodules from her lungs. "Post-surgery evaluation indicates no evidence of remaining disease, and no further treatment is required".
If Ginsburg, one of the court's four liberal members, were unable to continue serving, Trump could replace her with a conservative, further shifting the court to the right.
Meanwhile, the White House is reportedly preparing for RBG's departure.
During the 2016 presidential campaign, Ginsburg slammed Trump and called him a "faker", an unusual move for a Supreme Court justice.
In late December of a year ago, Justice Ginsburg underwent surgery for lung cancer.
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Speculation about her future took on renewed fervor this week after she missed oral arguments for the first time in 25 years. She had scheduled the treatments for both so she wouldn't miss oral arguments.
Congratulations and thank you to all the American good witches, prayer warriors, the LegalZoom School of Wizardy, and everyone who volunteered to donate a body part to Ruth Bader Ginsburg: your fervent (and sometimes overzealous) best wishes for her health and recovery have been granted.
Many liberal activists and social media users are desperately hoping Ginsburg can outlast President Donald Trump's administration and wait until a Democrat enters the White House again before she retires. In mid-December, she reiterated that vow, telling an audience that she would do the job "as long as I can do it full-steam". She did not miss any arguments during previous bouts with colon and pancreatic cancer. If her absence continues, however, then people will begin to speculate if something more serious is happening with the justice.
Ginsburg showed off her collection of collars from around the world that she pairs with her judicial robes in the documentary "RBG". "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".