Speaking of her retirement, Ginsburg has also said that like her colleague, former Justice Paul Stevens, she would like to continue on the court until she turns 90.
"Her recovery from surgery is on track", court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said on January 11 in a statement. On Friday afternoon, Washington Post reporter Robert Barnes tweeted that the Supreme Court announced Ginsburg has no remaining signs of cancer and will need no additional treatment.
The 85-year-old justice may be absent from even more oral arguments as she recovers, but in the grand scheme of things, it's really not such a big deal if she misses a few days of work.
Sources confirmed to Fox News that the White House has quietly reached out to a small number of GOP lawmakers and conservative legal advocates, reassuring them it would be ready for any court vacancy.
President Donald Trump speaks to media before departing the White House en route to the U.S. -Mexico border in McAllen, Texas, on January 10, 2019.
If Ginsburg retires in the near future, Trump will have his third opportunity to nominate a Supreme Court justice during his first term in office - an alarming prospect for liberal activists and Democratic senators.
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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.
A year ago, the news broke that Ginsburg hired law clerks for at least two court terms, signaling she intends to stay through 2020. She had scheduled the treatments for both so she wouldn't miss oral arguments. The pulmonary lobectomy was performed at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NY.
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. That said, I'm willing to call it now: she is invincible. In 1999, Ginsburg underwent surgery for colorectal cancer, and 10 years later she was treated for early stages of pancreatic cancer.
'Glad to see you are feeling great, ' President Trump told her at an event for the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Her husband, Martin Ginsburg, died in 2010 due to complications of metastatic cancer.
Ginsburg showed off her collection of collars from around the world that she pairs with her judicial robes in the documentary "RBG".