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Justice Ginsburg 'On Track' to Get Back on the Bench

She has no more signs of cancer, will be working from home for another week just to rest
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 11, 2019 1:39 PM CST
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg takes questions from students at Georgetown Law on Sept. 26, 2018, in Washington.   (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

(Newser) – Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been home for more than two weeks recuperating from surgery that removed two cancerous growths on her lung. This has sparked a swirl of speculation about the 85-year-old Supreme Court justice's health, especially after she missed oral arguments Monday, the first time in her 25-year tenure she'd done so. On Friday, some good news for Ginsburg, per NPR: She has no more signs of cancer and won't need any more treatment, per a court statement. "Her recovery from surgery is on track," a court spokeswoman says.

Ginsburg will take another week off from trekking into the office to further rest, but she'll be working on cases from home using transcripts and briefs, the court notes. The news comes on the heels of a Politico report that says the White House is already starting to make plans in the case of a Ginsburg-less court: A source tells the site that the administration "is taking the temperature on possible short-list candidates, reaching out to key stakeholders, and just making sure that people are informed on the process." (A new biopic on RBG is getting mixed reviews.)

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