Ginsburg's Recovery Is 'On Track,' 'No Further Treatment Required'

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

The court's oldest justice had surgery three weeks ago to remove cancerous growths on her left lung.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has no remaining signs of cancer after her surgery last month, requires no additional treatment, but will miss oral arguments at the court next week to rest, the Supreme Court said Friday.

The White House has told allies at the Judicial Crisis Network and the Federalist Society to ready for another potential hard confirmation battle, Politico reports in an article relying on unnamed sources.

After the knock-down, drag-out confirmation battle for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh almost tore the nation asunder, the White House and Senate are preparing for another, potentially even more divisive, showdown. She is expected to work on cases from home next week before returning to the Supreme Court.

Although Republicans netted three Senate pickups in the recent midterm election, giving them a 54-vote majority, the fact that Ginsburg's successor would likely be her ideological opposite-effectively picking up a seat-hearkens back, once again, to the last big confirmation battle of the pre-Trump era.

"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", the statement said.

Doctors say that there was "no evidence" of disease after the surgery and that "currently, no further treatment is planned".

"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.

The White House '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 source told the publication.

The short list of potential replacements for the ailing Ginsburg include Seventh Circuit judge Amy Coney Barrett, whose name got floated before Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh.

Ginsburg was working from home and reading transcripts of the oral arguments, according to a court spokeswoman and Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.

She said something very inappropriate during the campaign, but she apologized for it, ' he the president said in November.

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