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White House readies short list of possible replacements for Justice Ginsburg

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Steven Clarke | 11 January, 2019, 22:22

"Her recovery from surgery is on track".

Ginsburg, 85, who missed oral arguments this week, has not been on the bench since her surgery last month, but she has participated by reading briefs at home.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be absent from oral arguments at the high court again next week continue to work from home next week as she recuperates from cancer surgery in December. Nevertheless, Politico reports that the Trump administration is quietly urging conservative groups to prepare for her departure in the near future. Ginsburg is a left-wing jurist who has notoriously ruled for abortion and against employers' conscience rights, as well as for same-sex "marriage" despite calls to recuse herself on the issue because she's personally officiated several such "weddings". "She's barely two weeks out", Dr. Raja Flores, chief of the division of thoracic surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital in NY, told CNBC.

A year ago, the news broke that Ginsburg hired law clerks for at least two court terms, signaling she intends to stay through 2020.

After her pulmonary lobectomy, her doctor said that there was "no evidence of any remaining disease".

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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", said a source familiar with those conversations, who spoke on background given the delicate nature of the subject.

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.

President Trump has wished Ginsburg a speedy recovery.

In any event, numerous judge names that have been floated so far are women: Amy Coney Barrett, Joan Larsen, Amul Thapar, Raymond Kethledge, Britt Grant; Thomas Hardiman, and Neomi Rao.

She said something very inappropriate during the campaign, but she apologized for it, ' he the president said in November. Earlier this week, she missed oral arguments for two days at the Supreme Court, the first time she has missed courtroom arguments in her 25 years on the court.

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