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Ruth Bader Ginsburg's recovery "on track", no sign of remaining cancer

Ruth Bader Ginsburg's recovery

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is cancer-free and her recovery from surgery is "on track" - but she will miss a second week of oral arguments next week, the court announced Friday.

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. "Post-surgery evaluation indicates no evidence of remaining disease, and no further treatment is required", the Court released Friday afternoon.

Ginsburg, 85, had surgery in Manhattan on December 21 to remove two cancerous nodules from her left lung and was released on Christmas Day.

"Roe, I believe, would have been more acceptable as a judicial decision if it had not gone beyond a ruling on the extreme statute before the court", she wrote in the North Carolina Law Review.

This week, she missed arguments in the Supreme Court, marking her first absence since she joined the court in 1993, reported The Associated Press.

The court's oldest justice, Ginsburg - fondly known as "The Notorious RBG", a riff on slain rapper The Notorious B.I.G. - is a liberal stalwart who has said she will not retire as long as she feels she can do the work.

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The growths were found during tests Ginsburg had after she fractured ribs in a fall on November 7. Her husband, Martin Ginsburg, died in 2010 due to complications of metastatic cancer. The Supreme Court said at the time she underwent a "pulmonary lobectomy" resulting in the removal of two malignant nodules. She was released from the hospital in NY four days later and has been recuperating at home since then.

According to AP, she underwent surgery for colorectal cancer in 1999 and pancreatic cancer in 2009.

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.

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.

President Trump has wished Ginsburg a speedy recovery.

The source described the conversations as very preliminary so the White House is not "unprepared" for a grueling hearing.